Exploring the capability of evaluating technical solutions: a collaborative study into the primary technology classroom
2014 (English)In: International journal of technology and design education, ISSN 0957-7572, E-ISSN 1573-1804, Vol. 24, no 1, 1-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Within the field of technology education, evaluating technical solutions is considered as an important topic. Research indicates that pupils have difficulties in evaluating technical solutions in terms of fitness for purpose, i.e. how effective a technical solution supports its intended function. By using the learning study, which is an iterative and collaborative research approach, the study explores the capability to evaluate technical solutions in terms of fitness for purpose, what it takes to know it and how to best enhance its learning in the primary technology classroom. Audio and video recorded interviews, teachers' meetings and lessons are the base data for the study. A contribution of the study is the understanding of this specific knowing, and what is critical for learning and thus to an improvement of technology teaching practice.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014. Vol. 24, no 1, 1-18 p.
Fitness for purpose, Function, Learning, Learning study, Primary technology education, Teaching
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120144DOI: 10.1007/s10798-013-9240-1ISI: 000331770700001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84894541511OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-120144DiVA: diva2:613695
QC 201403282013-04-012013-04-012015-03-27Bibliographically approved