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ERIC Number: EJ813288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Designers as Teachers and Learners: Transferring Workplace Design Practice into Educational Settings
Mawson, B.
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v17 n2 p163-177 May 2007
The nature of the design process and how to develop this skill in novice designers has been of considerable interest to technology educators. The relationship between workplace and school-based design is one area in which a need for further research has been identified by Hill and Anning (2001, "International Journal of Technology and Design Education" 11, 111-136). The research project described in this article had two aims. The first was to compare the workplace practice of six experienced designers with their practice when working on a technological assessment task as part of a pre-service teacher education programme. The second aim was to investigate their experience on teaching practicum in developing design skills with secondary school students. Findings from the research are described and the paper concludes with a discussion of the implications for teaching technology education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A