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Exploring the capability of evaluating technical solution: A focus on teaching and learning in the primary technology classroom
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Learning. Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5477-7048
2012 (English)In: Conference proceedings - PATT 26 Conference - Linköping University, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore the capability of evaluating technical solutions in terms of fitness for purpose in the primary technology classroom. In the study we conceptualize pupils’ ways of experiencing technical solutions in terms of what critical aspects are discerned. The analyzed data is drawn from a classroom study of technology education in a Swedish primary school. In this presentation we make an analysis of two technology lessons about technical solutions in grade 2 (pupils are 8-9 years old). We then analyze interactions between teacher-pupils, pupils and materials and tools. The results include pupils’ different qualitative understandings of the specific content in terms of critical features discerned as well as how interactions in the classroom contribute to the collective development of technological knowledge.

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Technology education, Technical solution, Fitness for purpose, Teaching, Learning, Variation theory
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105728OAI: diva2:571827
PATT 26 conference – Technology Education in the 21st Century. June 26-30, 2012. Stockholm

QC 20121217

Available from: 2012-11-25 Created: 2012-11-25 Last updated: 2015-03-27Bibliographically approved

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