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Woodcock, Andree; Osmond, Jane; Tovey, Michael; McDonagh, Deana – Design and Technology Education, 2019
Threshold concept models offer a useful way of understanding aspects of design education. A threshold concept represents a gateway, or portal, to a more developed understanding and level of capability (Meyer, Land & Davies, 2008). Passing through a threshold can be transformative, irreversible, integrative and troublesome. Key transformations…
Descriptors: Empathy, Design, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education
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Pöllänen, Sinikka; Pöllänen, Kari – Design and Technology Education, 2019
Continually increasing demands are being placed on the educational system to prepare students with technical skills due to the exponential implementation of information, technology and automation in the workforce. Students should work with design, problemsolving and computational methods and tools early on in their school lives in basic education…
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Secondary Education, Programming, Foreign Countries
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Yavuzcan, H. Güçlü; Sahin, Damla; Sevgül, Özden; Yavuz, Cemil – Design and Technology Education, 2019
Social design education has become a significant part of industrial design education, thus new methodologies are required and being developed. One of these societal problems is animal welfare and human interaction with stray animals that is not a common topic amongst previous studies. This study presents a toolkit for social design teaching,…
Descriptors: Animals, Design, Social Problems, Program Development
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Van Dooren, Elise; Van Dorst, Machiel; Asselbergs, Thijs; Van Merrienboer, Jeroen; Boshuizen, Els – Design and Technology Education, 2019
The purpose of the architectural design studio is that students learn to think and act like designers. However, communication between teachers and students seems to be problematic. Teachers barely seem to explain how designers work, which may be confusing for students. To learn professional reasoning processes and strategies, different teaching…
Descriptors: Design, Architectural Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Agirbas, Asli – Design and Technology Education, 2019
Different computer programs used in the architectural design process serve different purposes. However, the number of computer programs used is increasing at a rate that designers find it difficult to adapt to. Accordingly, the possibility arises to use more than one computer program during the architectural design process, and it is important to…
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Computer Software, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Felek, Seval Özgel; Gül, Özge – Design and Technology Education, 2019
The aim of this research is to search and find strategies of creativity in teaching in the interior architecture design studio. There are lots of ways for training architects all over the world, instructors find their own way and style. Most design education, also architectural design, occurs through the studio system. Design studios embed…
Descriptors: Creativity, Design, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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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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Lindley, Julian; Adams, Richard; Wynn, Les – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Product Design in the modern world is a complex multifaceted discipline comprising of many skills and applications. It also operates in broader cross-disciplinary contexts within direct teams, while also contributing to the strategic business processes of commercial enterprises, government/councils and not for profit organizations. It is no longer…
Descriptors: Design, Manufacturing, Theory Practice Relationship, Program Administration
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Erkarslan, Onder; Aykul, Zeynep – Design and Technology Education, 2018
University-industry collaboration (UIC) provides not only effective training for students but also knowledge production in universities for industry to contribute to the economy (Bektas & Tayauova, 2013). The paper proposes to analyse reasons for deficiencies in UIC with a comparative analysis of the curriculum of the industrial design (ID)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Business Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Masters Degrees
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Torkildsby, Anne Britt – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Universal design thinkers are needed now more than ever. The world is facing one humanitarian crisis after the other, forcing people to flee their homes and resettle elsewhere without knowing anything about the local language, traditions, and way of life. Moreover, an ageing population is in need of (housing) design that facilitates long-term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Workshops, Graduate Students
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