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Torrens, George Edward; Newton, Helen – Design and Technology Education, 2013
This paper provides education-based researchers and practitioners with the preferred research and design methods used by Higher Education Institute (HEI) students and Key Stage 3 (KS3) pupils applied within a participatory approach to a design activity. The outcomes were that both pupils and students found informal (unstructured) interview to be…
Descriptors: Design, Creative Activities, Methods, College School Cooperation
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Sharpe, Dennis B. – Journal of Design and Technology Education, 1996
Reviews the development of technology education in North America and discusses its emerging replacement of industrial arts. Highlights some of the trends and issues defining curriculum development and classroom instruction. Details various approaches to curriculum design, program implementation, and administration. Examines differences between…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Design, Educational Change
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Till, Wesley – Journal of Design and Technology Education, 1996
Reports on a class project that examined the manufacture of boxes and packaging to teach about design and technology. The class discovered basic manufacturing techniques by examining and disassembling cereal boxes. Field trips to stores provided more examples. Appraises the children's final projects and discusses acquiring materials. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Class Activities, Design, Design Crafts
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Hall, Susan – Journal of Design and Technology Education, 1996
Describes class activities designed to broaden primary school students' perception of technology and its role in society. A guided discussion highlights technology's contribution to the children's lives and the difference between generations. Story telling concerning children, families, and technology of ages past provides a historical…
Descriptors: Art Education, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Discussion (Teaching Technique)