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Twissell, Adrian – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This study examines whether MidYIS and YELLIS cognitive ability tests (CATs) are appropriate methods for the identification of giftedness in Design and Technology. A key rationale for the study was whether CATs and able to identify those students with the aptitudes considered of importance to identifying giftedness in Design and Technology and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Identification, Cognitive Ability
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Milne, Louise; Eames, Chris – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This paper describes teacher responses to a framework designed to support teacher planning for technology. It includes a learning experience outside the classroom [LEOTC] and is designed specifically for five-year-old students. The planning framework draws together characteristics of technology education, junior primary classrooms and LEOTC to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Learning Experience, Technology Education
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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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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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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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Castledine, Alanah-Rei; Chalmers, Chris – Design and Technology Education, 2011
With the current curriculum focus on correlating classroom problem solving lessons to real-world contexts, are LEGO robotics an effective problem solving tool? This present study was designed to investigate this question and to ascertain what problem solving strategies primary students engaged with when working with LEGO robotics and whether the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Grade 6, Relevance (Education)
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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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Moalosi, Richie – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This research explored the extent to which cultural concepts stipulated in Botswana Design and Technology curriculum are taught by teachers at junior secondary schools, a topic on which there is little previous research. The pinnacle of good product innovation is when it is grounded on sensitive cultural analysis of the society's culture. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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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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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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Onion, Alice; Follett, Brian – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This paper gives a short overview of the UK government's STEM agenda and then considers one aspect in depth--the STEM Advisory Forum. It explains how the Forum operates to draw together views from across the STEM community through online discussions and face-to-face events. Four examples are given of topics that have been dealt with by the Forum.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, STEM Education, Government School Relationship
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Harrison, Matthew – Design and Technology Education, 2011
Engineering, the "E" in STEM, is seldom taught as a distinct curriculum subject in English and Welsh schools to pupils under the age of 14 years. This contrasts with design and technology (D&T), taken in this paper to represent the largest contributor to the "T" in STEM (the remainder being taken to be the computing and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Needs Assessment
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Lebeaume, Joel – Design and Technology Education, 2011
The French school system is a subjects-centred curriculum from the beginning of 1960s. This deep-rooted organisation tends to block the several attempts made to integrate the teaching of scientific school subjects. From an historical point of view, this paper describes the curricular system and the issue of its current change. It focuses on the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Hughes, Chris; Bell, Dawne – Design and Technology Education, 2011
This paper discusses ongoing research into the role of design and technology education in emerging post industrial economies. Previous work (Hughes et al., 2010) focused on the changing characteristics of textiles technology in modern times and discussed how this could inform a design and technology curriculum related to the needs of a modern…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Curriculum Design, Technology Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Pule, Sarah; McCardle, John – Design and Technology Education, 2010
This paper explores how representations of technological concepts may be designed to help students with visual learning styles achieve successful comprehension in the field of electronics. The work accepts a wide definition of what is understood by the visualisation of a model in that it can take different external forms, but also include an…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Visual Learning, Electronics, Methods
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