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Kimbell, Richard – Design and Technology Education, 2011
In this article, the author relates his experience in a recent trip to Sweden. He was assigned to supervise a research student who is preparing a very interesting PhD about the role of the many different kinds of knowledge that have relevance to people in technology. His latest tutorial paper included a fascinating account of some examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students
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Kimbell, Richard – Design and Technology Education, 2010
In this article, the author discusses the challenge of the "transient" and the "timeless" problems of educational assessment and describes how to survive a lifetime of policy and practice in assessment. He first presents a personal retrospective from 1960s to 2000. Then he talks about assessment in transition and conflicting philosophies. Next, he…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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Kimbell, Richard; Miller, Soo – Journal of Design and Technology Education, 2000
In a survey of 130 British design and technology students, most viewed teaching as poorly paid, stressful, and lacking in creativity and professional freedom; they had little knowledge of teacher education. Their tutors felt that the teacher's role was constrained by the National Curriculum and the profession had low status. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Design, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Kimbell, Richard – Journal of Design and Technology Education, 2000
Analysis of the British Office of Standards in Education reports suggests that management and documentation are valued and rewarded over creativity in teaching. As in other policymaking bodies, preconditions to support creativity in schools are lacking, resulting in a mismatch between rhetoric about developing creative talents and the reality…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Creativity, Design, Educational Policy