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Karmokar, Sangeeta; Shekar, Aruna – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Science and Technology entrepreneurship is one of the requirements of the new millennium, an era called digital society and globalization. Entrepreneurship is considered an agent of growth, wealth creation and development of society. Although New Zealand has experienced a rapid growth of education and research in Science and Technology areas, the…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, STEM Education, Entrepreneurship, Program Descriptions
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Chandrasekera, Tilanka; Yoon, So-Yeon – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Research has shown that user characteristics such as preference for using an interface can result in effective use of the interface. Research has also suggested that there is a relationship between learner preference and creativity. This study uses the VARK learning styles inventory to assess students learning style then explores how this learning…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cognitive Style
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Buckley, Jeffrey; Seery, Niall – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Design activities form an extensive part of design and technology education with a link being posited within the pertinent literature between the cognitive activity of learning and the cognitive activity of design. It is therefore critical that design educators' understand the effects that design constraints can have on the learning process. This…
Descriptors: Design, Learning Processes, Student Reaction, Qualitative Research
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Zhao, Shenghuan; De Angelis, Enrico; Ma, Dongqing – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Due to the deteriorating investment environment, many real-estate companies in China have started transferring their business out of the construction industry. This leads to the shrinkage of the design market and also architects' salary. A great number of architects have switched career to maintain the same living quality as before. Meanwhile,…
Descriptors: Career Change, Architectural Education, Real Estate, Construction Industry
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Agirbas, Asli – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Teaching methodologies for parametric design are being researched all over the world, since there is a growing demand for computer programming logic and its fabrication process in architectural education. The computer programming courses in architectural education are usually done in a very short period of time, and so students have no chance to…
Descriptors: Design, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Figurative Language
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Datt, Sachin; Chunawala, Sugra – Design and Technology Education, 2018
The focus of Design and Technology (D&T) education (Wilson & Harris, 2004) has been on designing and making activities and in developing technological capabilities amongst students. Innovation is an important aspect of D&T that helps in creating new products and artefacts to overcome the limitations of existing ones. Problem solving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Technology Education, Innovation
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Börekçi, Naz A. G. Z. – Design and Technology Education, 2017
This paper presents the findings of visual analyses conducted on 369 sketch ideas generated in three 6-3-5 visual brainstorming sessions by a total of 25 participants, following the same design brief. The motivation for the study was an interest in the thematic content of the ideas generated as groups, and the individual representation styles used…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Brainstorming
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Ranscombe, Charlie; Bissett-Johnson, Katherine – Design and Technology Education, 2017
Literature on the use of design tools in educational settings notes an uneasy relationship between student use of traditional hand sketching and digital modelling tools (CAD) during the industrial design process. This is often manifested in the transition from sketching to CAD and exacerbated by a preference of current students to use CAD. In this…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Computer Assisted Design, Concept Formation, Models
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York, Nicola; Southee, Darren; Evans, Mark – Design and Technology Education, 2017
This paper addresses the teaching of emerging technologies to design students, using "printed electronics" as an example as it recently became viable to mass manufacture and is ready for use in designs. Printed electronics is introduced as a disruptive technology, and approaches employed in knowledge transfer to industrial/product…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Design
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Noel, Lesley-Ann; Liub, Tsai Lu – Design and Technology Education, 2017
Can design education have a positive impact on primary school education beyond merely preparing designers? As designers, we know almost intuitively that design education is "good education", and most designers would affirm that it would be beneficial to expose children to design education, because of the benefits of the signature…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Models, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement
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Schaeffer, Jennie Andersson; Palmgren, Marianne – Design and Technology Education, 2017
In information design education, we strive to find methods that provide students with opportunities to explore different ways of learning and designing. We seek to support development of contextual competences that will be helpful in navigating an unknown future of design in society. A challenge in today's design education is to formulate and use…
Descriptors: Novices, Design, Teaching Methods, Context Effect
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Zahedi, Mithra; Heaton, Lorna – Design and Technology Education, 2017
How do ideas evolve in the context of collaborative design? This research explores the framing strategies and tools involved in the co-construction of a shared understanding in the early stages of a design project. We observed a team of four industrial design students working to design a pop-up shop. We found that, while the key design elements of…
Descriptors: Industrial Arts, Design, Verbal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Owodunni, A. Samuel; Sanni, AbdulRahman; Nwokolo-Ojo, Joy; Igwe, C. Obeta – Design and Technology Education, 2017
There are different cognitive strategies for processing information which in turn influence students' academic achievement. This paper reports an investigation of cognitive styles and achievement scores of secondary school students. In the study, the standardised Group Embedded Figures Test was used to determine the influence of student's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Olafsson, Brynjar – Design and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports a survey which aimed to examine the present situation in Design and Craft Education (D&C) in Iceland in terms of teachers' general standing and their teaching inside the Icelandic elementary schools. A questionnaire was sent to 170 D&C teachers in Icelandic elementary schools. The questionnaire was completed by 101…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design Crafts, Design, Handicrafts
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Önal, Gökçe Ketizmen – Design and Technology Education, 2017
This study is mainly about developing an approach for fostering creativity in design education through analyzing the interactions among creative dimensions resembling spatial and organizational pattern of folding as a technique and also by the help of cognitive action of designers: workshop participants. In order to make an assessment, a case…
Descriptors: Creativity, Design, Interaction, Spatial Ability
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