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Gibson, Miriam – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
In this article, I examine the changing perception of craft activity since the Industrial Revolution and explore how the social values imposed on craft processes have impacted their effectiveness as tools for learning and self-transformation. Situated within a social constructivist framework, this article suggests that learning occurs as the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Communities of Practice, Teaching Methods, Social Values
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van As, Francois – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Learners today need more than the core subjects offered at school to be successful in the twenty-first-century. By involving technology student teachers in activities that are authentic to technological practice, as teachers, they should be able to provide stimulating and relevant learning for learners ("Turnbull in Int J Technol Des…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Nordlöf, Charlotta; Hallström, Jonas; Höst, Gunnar E. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Educational research on attitudes shows that both teaching and student learning are affected by the attitudes of the teacher. The aim of this study is to examine technology teachers' perceptions of and attitudes towards teaching technology in Swedish compulsory schools, focusing on teachers' perceived control. The following research question is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Technology Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ankiewicz, Piet – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
The perceptions and attitudes of pupils towards technology have been researched for just over three decades. Recently, following an extensive review of the available literature, Ankiewicz (in: De Vries (ed) "Handbook of technology education, Springer International Handbooks of Education," 2016.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Computer Attitudes, Tests
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Gray, Colin M.; McKilligan, Seda; Daly, Shanna R.; Seifert, Colleen M.; Gonzalez, Richard – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Numerous studies have shown the value of introducing cognitive supports to encourage the development of creative ability, and researchers have developed a variety of methods to aid in generating ideas. However, design students often struggle to explore more ideas after their initial ideas are exhausted. In this study, an empirically validated tool…
Descriptors: Creativity, Design, Heuristics, Industrial Arts
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Karppinen, Seija; Kallunki, Veera; Komulainen, Kauko – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
The paper discusses how a teaching approach, "interdisciplinary design and invention pedagogy," affected primary school student teachers' learning outcomes through the craft design process in pre-service teacher education. This study applies developmental work research (Engeström in J Educ Work 14(1):133-156, 2001; Engeström in…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Handicrafts, Textiles Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Natalie; Wrigley, Cara – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Design as an overarching pedagogical framework has been regarded by some as the avenue to re-envision general education to develop capabilities required for twenty-first century citizens. However, despite the adoption of design thinking within other domains, generic design-based education for lifelong learning remains largely unexplored. A…
Descriptors: Design, Futures (of Society), Educational Innovation, Informal Education
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Svensson, Maria; Johansen, Gerd – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
In the technology classroom, practical problem-solving activities require interaction between teacher and students. To explore these interactions, we use Joint Action Theory of Didactics (JATD). Joint actions occur within a didactical system where teacher, students and content are understood as an undividable whole. Of particular interest is how…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Problem Solving, Technology Education
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Graff, Daniel; Clark, Mark A. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Universities increasingly incorporate multidisciplinary design projects into their curriculum to better prepare their students for the labor market. In these projects, student team members of various disciplinary backgrounds develop new product or service concepts for organizational partners. This structure enables students to learn not only from…
Descriptors: Design, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Projects, Teamwork
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Buckley, Jeffrey; O'Connor, Adrian; Seery, Niall; Hyland, Tomás; Canty, Donal – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
The educational significance of eliciting students' implicit theories of intelligence is well established with the majority of this work focussing on theories regarding entity and incremental beliefs. However, a second paradigm exists in the prototypical nature of intelligence for which to view implicit theories. This study purports to instigate…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Intelligence, Technology Education, Student Attitudes
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Doyle, Andrew; Seery, Niall; Canty, Donal; Buckley, Jeffrey – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
A philosophical shift in policy now situates the development of technological capability as the focus of Irish technology education. Internationally, the effectiveness of curricular reform in the discipline has previously been called to question, as the legacy of the preceding vocational craft subjects has been seen to throttle the evolution of…
Descriptors: Design, Technology Education, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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Gray, Colin M. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
Critique is a primary method of assessment and feedback used in design education, yet is not well understood apart from traditional instructor-led activities in physical learning spaces. In this study, we analyze a series of group critiques in a human-computer interaction learning experience, focusing on an emergent instructional design for…
Descriptors: Criticism, Peer Evaluation, Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication
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Otterborn, Anna; Schönborn, Konrad; Hultén, Magnus – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
The availability of digital tablets in preschools has increased significantly in recent years. Literature suggests that these tools can enhance students' literacy and collaborative skills. As society becomes increasingly digitized, preschool curriculum reform also emphasises the subjects of technology and science as priority areas of learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, General Education
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Gumaelius, Lena; Hartell, Eva; Svärdh, Joakim; Skogh, Inga-Britt; Buckley, Jeffrey – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
In Sweden, there have been multiple large scale interventions to support compulsory school teachers generally and within specific subjects. Due to the costs associated with such interventions it is critical that interim evaluation measures exist which can indicate potential success. Additionally, evaluation measures which can measure the actual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Technology Education, Evaluation Methods
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Ji, Yu; Qiu, Qingying; Feng, Peien; Wu, Jianwei – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
The objective of this paper is to analyze the impact of the factors that stimulate inspiration in the design process. An empirical study is proposed in this paper. Three factors were summarized, including knowledge, knowledge relations and innovative strategies. Representations of these three factors that were extracted from the international…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Classification, Design, Undergraduate Students
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