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Coelho, Denis A. – Design and Technology Education, 2010
Instead of limiting the introduction and stimulus for new concept creation to lists of specifications, industrial design students seem to prefer to be encouraged by ideas in context. A new method that specifically tackles human activity to foster the creation of user centered concepts of new products was developed and is presented in this article.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Stimuli, Evaluation, Undergraduate Study
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Baynes, Ken; Baynes, Brochocka – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This paper discusses design and design education in the context of four major social and environmental concerns identified by Bruce Archer in 1973: overpopulation; pollution; depletion of natural resources; control. It argues for the social and economic importance of design education in primary and secondary schools. It identifies "designerly…
Descriptors: Design, Technology Education, Overpopulation, Pollution
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Kimbell, Richard – Design and Technology Education, 2010
In this article, the author discusses the challenge of the "transient" and the "timeless" problems of educational assessment and describes how to survive a lifetime of policy and practice in assessment. He first presents a personal retrospective from 1960s to 2000. Then he talks about assessment in transition and conflicting philosophies. Next, he…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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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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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
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Erkarslan, Onder; Imamogullari, Beril – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This research focused on the masters degree programme in industrial design (ID), which is research and practice oriented in the light of current themes and design principles. It argued that a masters degree in industrial design would help graduates specialise in the related field and improve their skills. Therefore, institutional and academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Comparative Analysis
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Kirkeby, Pal J. – Design and Technology Education, 2010
How can young pupils get "An effective introduction" to technology and design at the primary level in the Norwegian context? This question is highlighted with examples based on case studies at five classes in two schools doing their first technology and design project at grades 1 or 2 (age 6-8 years). The project was about air rockets.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary Education, Technological Literacy
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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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Trebell, Donna – Design and Technology Education, 2010
The purpose of the study reported here was to investigate the iterative design development of an Academy for 11-18 year olds focusing on the following research question: "What are the features of the multi-disciplinary interactions and associated modelling techniques, which lead to the development of an Academy proposal which meets its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Development, Adolescents
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Harris, Ronah – Design and Technology Education, 2010
The use of mobile technologies has been proposed for increasing access and designing innovative educational activities. Unfortunately, there is limited data on the current uses of cellular phones amongst low-income African American youth. In particular, there is little known about how this population may design on the rapidly adapting technology,…
Descriptors: Internet, African Americans, Youth, Handheld Devices
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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
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Lilley, Debra; Lofthouse, Vicky – Design and Technology Education, 2010
Design for sustainable behaviour is an emerging activity under the banner of sustainable design which aims to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products by moderating users' interaction with them. The intended outcome of design for sustainable behaviour is to reduce negative environmental and societal impacts. However, designers'…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Case Studies
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Drain, Michael – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This research paper describes the use of the Cognitive Apprenticeship (CA) framework to analyse the practices of teacher and students observed during a technology unit. Twenty three children aged 9-10 years were involved in the research and they were taught in a standard classroom. The analysis provides evidence that a two-phase project-based…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Technology Education, Units of Study
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Parkinson, Eric – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This article is an interim report on a research project concerning the place of Design and Technology in selected primary schools at a time of curriculum change. There is a particular focus on the influence of the processes surrounding acts of designing as they may impact on the wider curriculum. The process of design may have wider applications…
Descriptors: Design, Technology Education, Elementary Schools, Curriculum Development
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O'Sullivan, Gary – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This paper aims to identify what actually takes place when policy directives bring together Technology Education, Enterprise Education, and the wider Community Partnerships. Since the introduction of a national technology curriculum to New Zealand schools in 1999 there has been little critique as to the intentions of the curriculum. In late 2005…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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