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Critique In Design And Technology Education

Author : P John Williams
ISBN : 9789811031069
Genre : Education
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This book addresses notions of critique in Design and Technology Education, facilitating a conceptual and practical understanding of critique, and enabling both a personal and pedagogical application to practice. Critique can be a frame of mind, and may be related to a technology, product, process or material. In a holistic sense, critique is an element of a person’s technological literacy, a fundamentally critical disposition brought to bear on all things technological. This book provides a reasoned conceptual framework within which to develop critique, and examples of applying the framework to Design and Technology Education. The book builds on The Future of Technology Education published by Springer as the first in the series Contemporary Issues in Technology Education. In the 21st century, an ‘age of knowledge’, students are called upon to access, analyse and evaluate constantly changing information to support personal and workplace decision making and on-going innovation. A critical Design and Technology Education has an important role to play, providing students with opportunities to integrate economic, environmental, social and technological worlds as they develop and refine their technological literacy. Through the design and development of technology, they collaborate, evaluate and critically apply information, developing cognitive and manipulative skills appropriate to the 21st century. Critique goes beyond review or analysis, addressing positive and negative technological development. This book discusses and applies this deeper perspective, identifying a clear role for critique in the context of Design and Technology Education.
Category: Education

The Future Of Technology Education

Author : P John Williams
ISBN : 9789812871701
Genre : Science
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Twenty-five years ago there was increasing optimism in policy, curriculum and research about the contribution that technology education might make to increased technological literacy in schools and the wider population. That optimism continues, although the status of technology as a learning area remains fragile in many places. This edited book is offered as a platform from which to continue discussions about how technology education might progress into the future, and how the potential of technology education to be truly relevant and valued in school learning can be achieved. The book results from a collaboration between leading academics in the field, the wider group of authors having had input into each of the chapters. Through the development of a deep understanding of technology, based on a thoughtful philosophy, pathways are discussed to facilitate student learning opportunities in technology education. Consideration is given to the purpose(s) of technology education and how this plays out in curriculum, pedagogies, and assessment. Key dimensions, including design, critique, students’ cultural capital are also explored, as are the role and place of political persuasion, professional organisations, and research that connects with practice. The discussion in the book leads to a conclusion that technology education has both an ethical and moral responsibility to support imaginings that sustain people and communities in harmony and for the well being of the broader ecological and social environment.
Category: Science

International Handbook Of Primary Technology Education

Author : Clare Benson
ISBN : 9789460915468
Genre : Education
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This international handbook offers an in-depth study of the development of primary Technology (or Design and Technology) education worldwide. It is unique in that it focuses on the way in which the building blocks for this subject have been established– providing much needed research and information for those involved with secondary education and beyond to draw on. The inclusion of Technology education into primary curricula has gathered momentum for the last two decades as its importance and relevance to children’s lives has been realised by educators. This handbook offers a detailed insight into the many and varied ways in which countries have incorporated the subject into children’s primary school experiences, and issues that have arisen during its implementation. The authors all work in the field of primary technology education and have been actively involved in curriculum development and research in their own countries. The first part of the book is devoted to the introduction, the development and implementation of Technology education into the primary curricula of countries worldwide. Reasons for this movement, successes and barriers to development are discussed and speculation about the future of Technology education is reflected upon. The second part of the book relates to issues that have arisen as the subject has grown over the last twenty years, and consideration needs to be given to these if future successes are to be achieved. Classroom practice including designing and ICT, teacher education, enterprise, sustainability and indigenous technology are all reflected upon and support the notion of technology as a valued and valuable part of the primary curriculum This book should be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners, researchers, curriculum developers, policy makers and professional development providers who are involved with, and have an interest in, primary technology education worldwide.
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Subject Teaching And Teacher Education In The New Century

Author : Yin Cheong Cheng
ISBN : 9629490609
Genre : Education
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This 544-page book has 22 chapters prepared by experienced and renowned scholars and researchers from different parts of the world. Grouped into three sections- "Information Technology, Science and Mathematics", "Social Sciences and General Studies", and "Languages" - the chapters represent an important collection of international endeavours committed to facilitate the much needed paradigm shift in subject curriculum and pedagogy and reinforce the quest for a new knowledge base that can support the search for new conceptions, models, perspectives, innovations, and practices for teaching effectiveness and teacher development in different parts of the world. The target audiences are teacher educators, educators, graduate students, researchers, policy makers and those interested to reform education and teacher education in the new century.
Category: Education

Contemporary Research In Technology Education

Author : P John Williams
ISBN : 9789811028199
Genre : Science
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This book provides an overview of contemporary postgraduate research in Technology Education, bringing recent research on technology education to the attention of teachers so that they can use the findings to inform their practice, while also informing the education research community about studies being carried out in the field of Technology Education. The book brings together significant international research on Technology Education by focusing on contemporary PhD theses. While the conceptual underpinnings of each research project are explained, the focus is on elaborating the findings in ways that are relevant for practitioners. The book features contributions from doctoral students who completed their research in 2013. Each chapter employs a similar structure, with a focus on what the research means for classroom teachers. The book offers a valuable resource for researchers, teachers and potential researchers, with suggestions for further study. Each chapter also includes references to the digital edition of the respective full thesis, allowing readers to consult the research in detail if necessary.
Category: Science

Design In Educational Technology

Author : Brad Hokanson
ISBN : 9783319009278
Genre : Education
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​This book is the result of a research symposium sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT]. The fifteen chapters were developed by leaders in the field and represent the most updated and cutting edge methodology in the areas of instructional design and instructional technology. The broad concepts of design, design thinking, the design process, and the design studio, are identified and they form the framework of the book. This book advocates the conscious adoption of a mindset of design thinking, such as that evident in a range of divergent professions including business, government, and medicine. At its core is a focus on “planning, inventing, making, and doing.” (Cross, 1982), all of which are of value to the field of educational technology. Additionally, the book endeavors to develop a deep understanding of the design process in the reader. It is a critical skill, often drawing from other traditional design fields. An examination of the design process as practiced, of new models for design, and of ways to connect theory to the development of educational products are all fully explored with the goal of providing guidance for emerging instructional designers and deepening the practice of more advanced practitioners. Finally, as a large number of leading schools of instructional design have adopted the studio form of education for their professional programs, we include this emerging topic in the book as a practical and focused guide for readers at all levels.
Category: Education

Cases On Instructional Technology In Gifted And Talented Education

Author : Lennex, Lesia
ISBN : 9781466664906
Genre : Education
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As new classroom resources are developed, educators strive to incorporate digital media advancements into their curriculum to provide an enriched learning experience for students with exceptional intelligence, as well as students in need of supplementary instruction. Though the resources exist, their effective use in the classroom is currently lacking. Cases on Instructional Technology in Gifted and Talented Education provides educators with real-life examples and research-based directions for the use of digital media resources in classrooms at all academic levels. This reference work will appeal to educators and researchers interested in enriching P-12 classrooms in order to extend student learning and promote effective e-learning in the classroom.
Category: Education

Debates In Design And Technology Education

Author : Gwyneth Owen-Jackson
ISBN : 9781134085262
Genre : Education
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Design and Technology has long held a controversial place on the school curriculum, with some arguing that it shouldn’t be there at all. This book presents and questions considered arguments and judgements, and explores the major issues that all D&T teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. In exploring some of the key debates, it encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research and evidence to what they have observed in schools. Written by expert design and technology education professionals, chapters tackle established and contemporary issues, enabling you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Debates covered include: What is the purpose of design and technology? Is it a vocational or academic subject? What is the place of design and technology within the STEM agenda? What knowledge and skills do teachers really need? What does the design and technology gender divide mean for schools and pupils? Is it a ‘creative’ subject? What is the future for design and technology? With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in Design and Technology Education is the ideal companion for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development or Masters level study.
Category: Education

Technology Education Today

Author : Marc J. de Vries
ISBN : 9783830983842
Genre : Education
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In a technology-oriented world, technology literacy for everyone is essential. Especially for a technological-responsible society. It will be developed by technological socialization; educating not only competencies but also a positive technological self-concept, which is a predictor for technology activities. It developes by actively dealing with technology. A lack of experience may lead to the idea of having poor skills and inapt qualities for the exposure to technology. As a result, interactions will be avoided. To antagonize, technology is taught in different countries in various ways. Even some are starting at primary schools and others are starting at middle school age. Thus, the aim of this publication is to summarize different possibilities of implementations in different countries.
Category: Education

Learning And Curriculum In Technology Education A Design And Visual Communication Perspective

Author : William Van Zyl
ISBN : 9780473452353
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Introduction: In this position paper, I will look at some of the important issues regarding the theorising of knowledge, concepts of knowledge, knowledge differentiation and the New Zealand Technology Curriculum. I will explore some ideas related to situated cognition and the construction of knowledge. I will then move on and focus on some issues related to the generality of learning and the context -dependency of learning. In the fourth place, we will look at curriculum theory about developing Technology Curricula. Lastly, we will explore the implications for Technology education in New Zealand based on different global Technology Curricula perspectives. I will use my own experience as a Technology teacher (Design and Visual Communication-secondary school) to evaluate and critique curriculum matters as I interpret them. Also, after completing the paper, I ask a relevant practical question, and I endeavour to answer it by providing a typical Design and Visual Communication design brief for secondary school students (17-year-olds): "So, what could a typical design brief look like?" From a Design and Visual Communication (DVC – New Zealand Context). Background to the academic paper: APA Referencing Here follows a typical architectural design brief for 17-year old students. Situation 1: You are a famous architect and you are contracted by a specific country to design a unique sustainable Art Science Museum. The brief includes the incorporation of the country's culture, the symbolism, the technology, the art, the science, the engineering, the values and history of that particular country. Brief 1: Design a unique sustainable Art Science Museum for any country of your choice. Situation 2: You have completed your design and presentations (portfolio) of the solution of your sustainable Art Science Museum design and you are offered the opportunity to showcase your design work in one of the local museums. A room is given to you with the freedom to display your work as you wish (no limitations). The size of the room is 10 m x 10 m =100 square metre. With an entrance and exit -2 x arch openings. You have all the museum facilities and equipment at your disposal. For example, data projector, and state of the art computer with all the apps/software you want. Display frames/shelves/tables/pedestals/cabinets, etc. You also have the freedom to have your work printed, enlarged, and mounted at a local print/copy shop. It also includes the opportunity to create your own website. Search the internet for more ideas before you endeavour your planning/ design/layout of the exhibition/display. Obviously, you will start with research and then move on to freehand sketching (generate ideas, ideation, and concepts for the display). Use this opportunity to creatively link your display to the website, to showcase and market your design ideas. Brief 2: Plan and design a display of your completed design work (Art Science Museum) at a local museum. Create a simple website with menus that includes all the basic information and links to your design work. For example, your exhibition/display locally at the Waikato Museum—New Zealand. In other words, it is the overall plan which includes: Room layout, the position of detailed displays, media used, annotated freehand sketches, work drawings, 3-d model display, on-screen presentation (data projector), pamphlets, website details, and so on. See the Waikato Museum in New Zealand, for a specific local museum, if you choose the Waikato region. Word Count = 9524 Pages = 63 Some APA Referencing included