I recently observed a high school student focus group for the development of an instrument that will examine college and career readiness in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I was amazed (disappointed) at some of the comments the students made. But they are worth examining BECAUSE we need to be change agents! This is part of the call of STEM educators to improve knowledge, skills, and certainly dispositions.
When I think of engineering I think of a train
Research is looking stuff up on the Internet or print materials (not conducting investigations)
There is no creativity in science
Creativity can’t be taught
Problem solving can’t be taught