Gamze Ozogul

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Effective pre-college engineering education that helps increase the performance and enthusiasm of K-12 students in engineering has emerged as a key challenge for engineering education (Orsak, 2003). Engineering learning materials for pre-college students represent the engineering concepts typically in the context of realworld examples that are often(More)
visual representations are those that use conventional symbols to represent the relevant elements of a problem’s cover story. For example, the top portion of Figure 1 illustrates the conventional circuit symbols of the following problem: “Consider two resistors with resistance values R1 6 and R2 12 connected in parallel to a voltage source with V 9 V. Find(More)
Novice learners are typically unfamiliar with abstract engineering symbols. They are also often unaccustomed to instructional materials consisting of a combination of text, diagrams, and equations. This raises the question of whether instruction on elementary electrical circuit analysis for novice learners should employ contextualized representations of the(More)
How can we help college students develop problem-solving skills in engineering? To answer this question, we asked a group of engineering freshmen to learn about electrical circuit analysis with an instructional program that presented different problem-solving practice and feedback methods. Three findings are of interest. First, students who practiced by(More)
Technological literacy education involves the teaching of basic engineering principles and problem solving, including elementary electrical circuit analysis, to non-engineering students. Learning materials on circuit analysis typically rely on equations and schematic diagrams, which are often unfamiliar to non-engineering students. The goal of this(More)
The similarity attraction hypothesis posits that humans are drawn toward others who behave and appear similar to themselves. Two experiments examined this hypothesis with middle-school students learning electrical circuit analysis in a computer-based environment with an Animated Pedagogical Agent (APA). Experiment 1 was designed to determine whether(More)
Outreach to K–12 schools is important for attracting students to electrical engineering. Circuits kits provide K–12 students hands-on interactions with electrical circuits. The goal of this experimental study was to investigate the effects of two types of electrical circuit element representations on the self-reported perceptions of the outreach activity(More)
Pre-college students were randomly assigned to learn about electrical circuit analysis with an instructional program that included two problem solving practice conditions. In the first condition, students learned to solve parallel circuit problems that were contextualized around real electrical devices and represented with realistic diagrams. In the second(More)
Engineering perceptions of female and male K-12 students: effects of a multimedia overview on elementary, middle-, and high-school students Amy M. Johnson, Gamze Ozogul, Matt D. DiDonato & Martin Reisslein a School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy EngineeringArizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706, USA b School of Social and Family Dynamics,(More)