Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Researching Design Learning

Issues and Findings from Two Decades of Research and Development

Authors: Kimbell, Richard, Stables, Kay

  • Provides a unique, issues-based account of research in design learning
  • Explores and explains active learning processes through multiple case studies
  • Offers a practical, useable guide to research processes
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Design & Technology evolved in the school curriculum from the mid 1960s. By the 1980s it had become mainstream for the British government to fund research exploring what learners could do when challenged with design & technology tasks. The authors worked together on that project, producing in 1991 the first seminal research report on learners’ capability in design & technology.

This book summarises the lessons learned from this and other projects. The book’s messages centre on the designing activity, on learning, teaching and assessment, and, more widely, on what can be learnt about the research process itself. The authors aim to answer questions such as: How does the active, concrete learning tradition enable cognitive and emotional growth? What influences bear upon the process; the teacher, the environment, the task, the learners themselves? Researching such questions, their concerns have integrated the conceptual, the practical and the pedagogic.

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"The new Kimbell and Stables book … deals with technology education only. … I would like to recommend … warmly to all researchers in technology education. … There are three Parts. In Part 1 the underlying philosophical position of the research group is explained. Part 2 consists of project descriptions. Part 3 discusses ‘emerging issues and understanding’. … can be seen as milestones in the (relatively short) history of technology education research. … excellent contributions to their respective book series." (Marc de Vries, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Vol. 18, 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching Design Learning
Book Subtitle
Issues and Findings from Two Decades of Research and Development
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5115-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5115-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5114-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9054-7
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 326
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