Innovation and the Zone of Proximal Development in Engineering Education

  title={Innovation and the Zone of Proximal Development in Engineering Education},
  author={Nicholas D. Fila and Todd Fernandez and Şenay Purzer and Austin Spencer Bohlin},
Recent scholarship has emphasized incorporating innovation experiences into engineering curricula. These experiences are often positive, especially when students have the opportunity to solve novel but challenging problems, navigate their own processes, critically reflect on their experiences, and receive appropriate levels of support and scaffolding. This study further explores the role of scaffolding on innovation and non-innovative projects through the lens of Vygotsky’s theory of proximal… 

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