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Novoa, Mauricio – Design and Technology Education, 2018
This article elaborates on design research in a final capstone industrial design studio unit and on the application of outcomes over eight years within a School of Engineering and its recent incarnation as School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. Research and curriculum innovation linked students to the new global design-driven innovation…
Descriptors: Industrial Arts, Design, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education
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Gibson, Michael R. – Design and Technology Education, 2016
"Designing backwards" is presented here as a means to utilize human-centered processes in diverse educational settings to help teachers and students learn to formulate and operate design processes to achieve three sequential and interrelated goals. The first entails teaching them to effectively and empathetically identify, frame and…
Descriptors: Design, Teaching Methods, Social Problems, Problem Solving
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Lawanto, Oenardi; Butler, Deborah; Cartier, Sylvie; Santoso, Harry; Lawanto, Kevin; Clark, David – Design and Technology Education, 2013
This exploratory study evaluated self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies of 27 students in grades 9-12 during an engineering design project. The specific focus of the study was on student task interpretation and its relation to planning and cognitive strategies in design activities. Two research questions guided the study: (1) To what degree was…
Descriptors: Self Management, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, High School Students
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Scheer, Andrea; Noweski, Christine; Meinel, Christoph – Design and Technology Education, 2012
In an ever changing society of the 21st century, there is a demand to equip students with meta competences going beyond cognitive knowledge. Education, therefore, needs a transition from transferring knowledge to developing individual potentials with the help of constructivist learning. Advantages of constructivist learning, and criteria for its…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Barak, Moshe – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This study aimed at exploring how high school students deal with designing an information system, for example, for a small business or a medical clinic, the extent to which students develop as independent learners while working on their projects, and the factors that help or hinder fostering students' design skills. The three-phase dual-loop…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Information Systems, Student Development, High School Students