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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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Menger, Julia – Design and Technology Education, 2010
Children often experience the influence of technology around them, but there is little emphasis placed on technology within a scientific education in Grundschule (primary schools) in Germany. One of the reasons for this could be a lack of research projects that ascertain young learners' conceptions of technical issues. So there is no basis for…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Technology Education, Science Education, Elementary School Students