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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 ...
Operationalising pedagogical content knowledge research in technology education: considerations for methodological approaches to exploring enacted practice.
Like many areas of curricula internationally, technology education has encountered difficulties in achieving continuity between the rhetoric of prevailing policy and the reality of enacted practices. In technology ...
Reconceptualising PCK research in D&T education: proposing a methodological framework to investigate enacted practice.
Since first conceived, the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has attracted much attention. Despite being lauded by educationalists as the unique knowledge base of teachers, research on the concept over the ...
Theorizing the role of engineering for society: technological activity in context?
This paper establishes a theoretical position from which to analyse and reason about the difficulties associated with closing the gap between the provision of engineering education in universities and the needs of society. ...