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ERIC Number: EJ592639
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-1045-1064
Talking Technology: Language and Literacy in the Primary School Examined through Children's Encounters with Mechanisms.
Parkinson, Eric
Journal of Technology Education, v11 n1 p60-73 Fall 1999
Technical terminology such as shaft and axle has a range of meanings in instructional support materials. Studies of children show that they use their own terms to describe unfamiliar components. Although appropriate vocabulary is desirable in technology education, teachers should find ways to incorporate children's own vocabulary to help them construct meaning. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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