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Saarinen, Auli; Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita; Hakkarainen, Kai – Design and Technology Education, 2016
The authors investigated primary school pupils' experiences using an electronic portfolio in their craft education for a three year period, from the 3rd grade until the end of the 5th grade. This article emphasizes the functions and the benefits of the ePortfolio method and outlines general user experiences based on pupil interviews (N = 38),…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Elementary School Students, Handicrafts, Art Education
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Kangas, Kaiju; Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita; Hakkarainen, Kai – Design and Technology Education, 2013
Design and Technology education is potentially a rich environment for successful learning, if the management of the whole design process is emphasised, and students' design thinking is promoted. The aim of the present study was to unfold the collaborative design process of one team of elementary students, in order to understand their multimodal…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Elementary School Students, Cooperative Learning, Design
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Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pirita; Kangas, Kaiju; Raunio, Anna-Mari; Hakkarainen, Kai – Design and Technology Education, 2012
The present article examines how practices of computer-supported collaborative designing may be implemented in an elementary classroom. We present a case study in which 12-year-old students engaged in architectural design under the guidance of their teacher and a professional designer. The students were engaged in all aspects of design processes,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Structural Elements (Construction), Building Design, Architecture