Cognitive ethnographies of heterogeneous engineering design

Carlye Lauff, Joanna Weilder-Lewis, Kevin O'Connor, Daria A. Kotys-Schwartz, Mark E. Rentschler

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This is an empirical ethnographic study of how engineers in both undergraduate design courses and the professional workplace engage in engineering design. The findings suggest that the organizational contexts constitute processes of design differently, in ways that challenge the typical rhetoric of undergraduate education that project courses are intended to provide students with "real world" experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1539-1540
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Issue numberJanuary
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Learning and Becoming in Practice, ICLS 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 27 2014

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