ERIC Number: EJ891228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
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Intellectual Property: What Do Teachers and Students Know?
Starkey, Louise; Corbett, Susan; Bondy, Ann; Davidson, Susan
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v20 n3 p333-344 Aug 2010
As society changes from an industrial to a knowledge era increasing importance and value is being placed on intellectual property rights. Technology teachers need to have pedagogical content knowledge of intellectual property if they are to incorporate it into their learning programmes to enable students to consider how to respect others' intellectual property rights, how to protect their own ideas and how they can legitimately make use of others' intellectual property. A survey of technology teachers and a small sample of students was undertaken to ascertain their knowledge of intellectual property and any misconceptions which may exist. The findings reflect an awareness of relevant concepts but confusion between key terms such as patent, copyright and registered design.
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Intellectual Property, Misconceptions, Copyrights, Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Education, Student Rights, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand