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Considering the relationship between research and practice in technology education: a perspective on future research endeavours.
(Design and Technology Association, 2019-07)
Technology subjects are a relatively recent addition to the discipline offerings at postprimary level, and have a short but interesting history in terms of associated educational research. In this paper, an overview of ...
The importance of supporting technological knowledge in post-primary education: a cohort study.
ABSTRACT Background: Substantial research highlights the differences between scientific and technological knowledge. Considering that learning is heavily focused on the acquisition of knowledge, it is important to examine ...
A proposed research agenda for investigating the nature of designerly thinking in action.
The intent of this paper is to discuss the nature of Design and Technology (D&T) education and arising from that the potential contribution of cognitive psychology to further understanding of designerly thinking in action. ...
On intelligence in technology education: towards redefining technological capability.
(Athlone Institute of Technology, 2018)
The Technology subject in general post-primary education is unique based on its conception and treatment of knowledge. The task specific utility of knowledge is emphasised and at the same time, in reflection of the breadth ...
Assessing visual perception in virtual reality environments.
(University of Limerick, 2016-09)
Recent trends in cognitive psychology have highlighted the significance of the situated context with which individuals must carry out cognitive processes. Understanding the cognitive and biological mechanisms which permit ...
PATT36 International Conference
(Technology Education Research Group/Athlone Institute of Technology, 2018)
The 2018 conference theme, ‘Research and Practice in Technology Education: Perspectives on Human Capacity and Development’ continues to maintain our focus on practice and ultimately enhancing the quality and experience ...