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Agendas, influences, and capability: perspectives on practice in design and technology education.
A philosophical shift in policy now situates the development of technological capability as the focus of Irish technology education. Internationally, the effectiveness of curricular reform in the discipline has previously ...
Integrating learners into the assessment process using adaptive comparative judgement with an ipsative approach of identifying competence based gains relative to student ability levels.
Educational assessment has profound effects on the nature and depth of learning that students engage in. Typically there are two core types discussed within the pertinent literature; criterion and norm referenced assessment. ...
Heuristics and CAD modelling: an examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities.
Design activities typically involve and culminate in the creation of models representative of new ideas and conceptions. The format is often dictated by the specific discipline, with ideas in design and technology education ...
Investigating the use of spatial reasoning strategies in geometric problem solving.
A core aim of contemporary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is the development of robust problem-solving skills. This can be achieved by fostering both discipline knowledge expertise and ...
A heuristic framework of spatial ability: a review and synthesis of spatial factor literature to support its translation into STEM education.
An abundance of empirical evidence exists identifying a significant correlation between spatial ability and educational performance particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Despite this ...
Implicit theories of intelligence in STEM education: perspectives through the lens of technology education students.
The educational significance of eliciting students’ implicit theories of intelligence is well established with the majority of this work focussing on theories regarding entity and incremental beliefs. However, a second ...