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ERIC Number: ED381387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-887101-00-4
Designing and Learning in the Elementary School.
Bottrill, Pauline
The main objective of this publication is to raise awareness of the capacity of elementary students to learn using a process termed designing activity. The text is divided into nine chapters. Chapter 1 describes the principles of designing activity. The difference between design activity and design educational activity is discussed in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 outlines some of the methods of modeling and includes the role of drawing and the use of construction kits. Chapter 4 discusses some of the "designerly" thought processes which occurred when students aged 5-6 participated in activity learning related to the topic of farms. The principles and aims of assessing designing activity are outlined in Chapter 6 along with some suggestions for evaluating and assessing students' work. The close relationship among science, technology, and designing process activities in elementary schools is discussed in Chapter 7 in relation to the development of the conceptual theme of change. The role of the teacher in creating a learning environment where designing situations are contrived is discussed in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 looks at some examples of the way design and technological activity has been managed across a class and the whole school. Contains 21 references. (LZ)
International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1502.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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