EiE Video Snippets: Engineering Habits of Mind

Children who develop engineering habits of mind . . .

see themselves as engineers.

Young engineers identify themselves as problem solvers who can create a range of technologies.

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When young children engage in classroom engineering, they come to self-identify as engineers and feel confident in their engineering skills.

Students who try engineering early are more likely to picture themselves as future engineers.

Framing engineering as a “helping” profession can make it more appealing to children as a possible career.

Teachers play an important role in helping students to see themselves as engineers.

Even the youngest children know the value of engineering.

Students feel confident when they know they can use the Engineering Design Process to help them solve problems.

Children are born engineers, and it doesn’t take much to spark their natural curiosity.

These young engineers find it refreshing to take on a different challenge.