Engineers as Inquiry Practitioners

Kelly Josephine Obarski and Suzanne Wegener Soled
University of Cincinnati, College of Education, P.O. Box 210002, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0002, USA E-mail:

The goal of this paper will be to describe Project STEP, the importance of using inquiry-based learning methods to enhance student learning, especially when teaching urban high-school students, and the training involved in teaching engineers to teach using these techniques in under-resourced classrooms. Special attention is given to describing the impact on engineers who were transformed through teaching and learning education coursework and their experiences in these classrooms.


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