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Framing the constructive alignment of design within technology subjects in general education.
Design is core element of general technology education internationally. While there is a degree of contention with regards to its treatment, there is general consensus that the inclusion of design in some form is important, ...
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 ...
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 ...
The importance of spatial ability within technology education
Understanding the factors that impact learners with respect to their academic achievement is critical for enhancing educational provision, and the nature of these factors can vary widely. They could be, for example, ...
Visualization, inductive reasoning, and memory span as components of fluid intelligence: implications for technology education.
The philosophy and epistemology of technology education are relatively unique as the subject largely focusses on acquiring task specific relevant knowledge rather than having an explicit epistemological discipline boundary. ...