ERIC Number: EJ1067791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Experiences of Design-and-Make Interventions with Indian Middle School Students
Khunyakari, Ritesh P.
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v12 n2 p139-176 Jul 2015
Enabling learning through meaningful classroom experiences has always been a challenge for teachers. Bringing about a balance of the "conceptual" and the "hands-on", along with contextual embeddedness in problem-solving situations, broadly characterises the experience of development and trials of three Design and Technology (D&T) education units reported here. D&T education is a novel contribution to the curriculum and is in alignment with the values and ideas put forward in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 (NCERT, 2005), particularly the need for making appropriate connections across disciplines and fostering meaningful learning. The article describes the outcomes of a systematic effort to develop, implement and theorise D&T education pedagogy along with an emphasis on cognitive and curricular dimensions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Design, Technology, Curriculum Development, Grade 6, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Group Discussion, Freehand Drawing, Planning, Evaluation Methods, Observation, Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, Language Usage, Thinking Skills, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Imagery, Computation, Measurement, Spatial Ability, Visualization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India