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McGarr, Oliver; Seery, Niall – Design and Technology Education, 2011
Technology education in Irish post-primary schools is undergoing significant change. In recent years the syllabi of all technology-related subjects have been revised. A new subject, Design and Communication Graphics, has replaced the traditional Technical Drawing subject. This new subject aims to develop students' spatial awareness and graphical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Computer Assisted Design, Technology Integration
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Koski, Marja-Ilona; Klapwijk, Remke; de Vries, Marc – Design and Technology Education, 2011
The use of context-concept education alongside existing approaches is valuable. In this article we introduce a three-domain model for concept-context learning that supports both the design process as well as the idea of concept learning. The model shows how practical and abstract knowledge should be combined to improve context-concept learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Networks
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Charman, Helen – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This paper presents qualitative research recently undertaken by the Head of Learning at the Design Museum. The research explores how learning in the museum's workshop programme for schools is conceptualised by the museum educators who devise and teach on the programme. The study is framed by an epistemological stance of social constructionism, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Design, Museums