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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...