ERIC Number: EJ867240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Reviewing the Relations between Teachers' Knowledge and Pupils' Attitude in the Field of Primary Technology Education
Rohaan, Ellen J.; Taconis, Ruurd; Jochems, Wim M. G.
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v20 n1 p15-26 Feb 2010
This literature review reports on the assumed relations between primary school teachers' knowledge of technology and pupils' attitude towards technology. In order to find relevant aspects of technology-specific teacher knowledge, scientific literature in the field of primary technology education was searched. It is found that teacher knowledge is essential for stimulating a positive attitude towards technology in pupils. Particularly, teachers' enhanced Pedagogical Content Knowledge is found to be related to pupils' increased learning and interest in technology. Six aspects of technology-specific teacher knowledge that are likely to play a role in affecting pupils' attitude are identified and schematically presented in a hypothetical diagram. It is concluded that more empirical evidence on the influence of technology-specific teacher knowledge on pupils' attitude is needed. The hypothetical diagram will serve as a helpful tool to investigate the assumed relations between teacher knowledge and pupils' attitude empirically.
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Literature Reviews, Correlation, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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