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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