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Powell, John; Underwood, Gary – Design and Technology Education, 2018
In recent years Bournemouth University (BU) has witnessed a growth in undergraduate projects aimed at resolving problems in low-resource communities, with an emphasis on sustainability through the use of locally-available resources and production methods. BU academics have also been involved in helping the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI)…
Descriptors: Design, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Noel, Lesley-Ann; Liub, Tsai Lu – Design and Technology Education, 2017
Can design education have a positive impact on primary school education beyond merely preparing designers? As designers, we know almost intuitively that design education is "good education", and most designers would affirm that it would be beneficial to expose children to design education, because of the benefits of the signature…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Models, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement
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Chamorro-Koc, Marianella; Scott, Andrew; Coombs, Gretchen – Design and Technology Education, 2015
In design studio, sketching or visual thinking is part of processes that assist students to achieve final design solutions. At Queensland University of Technology's (QUT's) First and Third Year industrial design studio classes we engage in a variety of teaching pedagogies from which we identify "Concept Bombs" as instrumental in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Visualization, Freehand Drawing
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Osmond, Jane; Tovey, Michael – Design and Technology Education, 2015
In many of our universities and colleges there is a long established approach to teaching design through practice. For most students their end goal is to achieve a level of capability to function as designers in the professional world. Their education helps them construct a passport to enter this community of professional practice. Part of the…
Descriptors: Design Crafts, Design, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Duell, Christian; Wright, Natalie; Roxburgh, Joanna – Design and Technology Education, 2014
Education in the 21st century demands a model for understanding a new culture of learning in the face of rapid change, open access data and geographical diversity. Teachers no longer need to provide the latest information because students themselves are taking an active role in peer collectives to help create it. This paper examines, through an…
Descriptors: Design, Online Courses, Educational Change, Rural Areas
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Liem, Andre; Sanders, Elizabeth B.-N. – Design and Technology Education, 2013
It has been found that the implementation of Human-centred Design (HCD) methods in the Fuzzy Front-End is not likely to lead to diversification in educational product planning exercises, where time lines are short and executors lack experience. Companies, interested to collaborate with Master-level Industrial Design students on strategic design…
Descriptors: Design, Human Factors Engineering, Innovation, Workshops
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Hope, Gill – Design and Technology Education, 2013
The aim of this article is to contribute to the debate on the nature of technology education. This is especially pertinent at times of curriculum change and uncertainty, such as currently exist in relation to the Primary school curriculum in England and Wales. Two phrases ("technological literacy" and "design capability") have…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Design, Literacy
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Wu, Jun-Chieh; Chen, Cheng-Chi; Chen, Hsin-Chia – Design and Technology Education, 2012
The internal design thinking behaviour of designers in the concept development has been an important issue of cognitive psychology. In this study, the design thinking process designers have in applying digital media and traditional paper in the early concept development stage was explored. Special focus was made on the structure and procedure of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Concept Formation, Problem Solving, Freehand Drawing
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Svensson, Maria; Zetterqvist, Ann; Ingerman, Ake – Design and Technology Education, 2012
Immersed in a technologically complex world, young people make sense of a multi-faceted set of events in everyday life. This article investigates the variation in how Swedish young people experience technological systems and is based on interviews focusing three systems concerning transport, energy and communication--contextualised in relation to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Technological Advancement, Systems Analysis, Phenomenology
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; Snape, Paul – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This paper reviews literature on constructivist learning theories relevant to and evident in teacher education in a New Zealand university. These theories are illustrated within an authentic technology education context which involves students from a primary teacher-education degree programme. It investigates how a practical activity, based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Technology Education
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Barlex, David – Design and Technology Education, 2011
The paper is in four parts. Part 1 considers the justification for including design and technology in the school curriculum. Part 2 suggests the content for the subject at Key Stage 3. Part 3 describes some of the ways the subject might be taught. Part 4 considers ways in which the curriculum can be devised so that it is irresistible and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Design, Educational Principles
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Gibson, Ken S.; Bell, Irene – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This paper explores the attitude to Mathematics of B.Ed. (Post-primary) Technology and Design student teachers, in Northern Ireland, and is located within the context of "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The aim of the research is to consider whether students' attitude to Mathematics is different when the subject…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes
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Ara, Farhat; Chunawala, Sugra; Natarajan, Chitra – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This paper reports on an investigation into middle school students' naive ideas about, and attitudes towards design and designers. The sample for the survey consisted of students from Classes 7 to 9 from a school located in Mumbai. The data were analysed qualitatively and quantitatively to look for trends in students' responses. Results show that…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Curriculum Development, Surveys, Technology Education
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This article investigates recent literature in the area of classroom conversation and dialogue with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the role that classroom conversation and dialogue plays in learning. It also investigates literature on the constructivist, collaborative nature of technology education and suggests that to enhance our…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Intention, Program Effectiveness, Technology Education
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Lane, Diarmaid; Seery, Niall; Gordon, Seamus – Design and Technology Education, 2010
Research (Fish, 2004) suggests that everybody should be taught how to freehand sketch and utilise it as a tool for supporting the visualising instinct. A fundamental shift in philosophy of the technology education system in Ireland towards design driven subjects brought with it a need to develop practising teacher's technological capabilities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Synthesis, Design
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