Application of Draw an Engineer Test (DAET) for a Better Understanding of Middle School Students’Conceptions of Engineering

Ertuğrul, Gamze Gül
Karakaya, Ayşegül
Çakıroğlu, Jale
Engineering is a discipline in STEM, an educational approach that consists of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Engineering applications are favoured in Turkey according to 2017 Science curriculum to improve students’ 21st century skills. To integrate engineering applications to Turkish Science curriculum efficiently, we must understand students’ conceptions of engineering. This study was done to understand middle school students’ conceptions of engineering. Total 75 students from 2 public schools, 43 female and 32 male who are 25 of each 6th, 7th and 8th grade were applied “Draw-An-Engineer-Test(DAET)”. DAET is a research tool for examining students’ conceptions by interpreting their drawn and written reflections. Some outstanding results show male students do not consider engineering as career for women while female students think that engineering is a profession for both genders, students have tendency to civil engineering, and as grade gets higher the conception of engineering is getting narrow


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G. G. Ertuğrul, A. Karakaya, and J. Çakıroğlu, “Application of Draw an Engineer Test (DAET) for a Better Understanding of Middle School Students’Conceptions of Engineering,” 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: