ERIC Number: EJ609247
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Managing Problem Solving in the Context of Design and Make Activities: Reflections on Classroom Practice.
Journal of Design and Technology Education, v5 n2 p126-31 Sum 2000
In a 7-week project, teams of elementary students designed and made a coal cart. The project demonstrated that practical design and technology problems are best broken into manageable subtasks. Doing so enhances understanding of conceptual and procedural knowledge. It also showed how children can be moved toward more expert levels of performance. (SK)
Descriptors: Design, Elementary Education, Handicrafts, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Technology Education
Trentham Books Ltd., Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 5NP, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A