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Contemporary Issues in Technology Education

Pedagogy for Technology Education in Secondary Schools

Research Informed Perspectives for Classroom Teachers

Editors: Williams, P John, Barlex, David (Eds.)

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  • Presents up-to-date research concerning pedagogy in an easily accessible format
  • Considers pedagogy across the breadth of technology curricula
  • Offers clear indications on how the presented research can inform classroom practice
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This book explores pedagogy appropriate for the secondary school technology education classroom. It covers the dimensions of pedagogy for technology with scholarly research, including information strongly related to practice. The book discusses the nature of technology courses in secondary schools across various jurisdictions and considers how they might be viewed with regard to different epistemological frameworks.

The writing is informed by, but not limited to, research and strongly related to practice with acknowledged experts in the field of technology education contributing chapters supported by evidence from technology education research or other fields. The authors speculate on pedagogical possibilities in their areas of expertise in order to consider pedagogical possibilities and develop a view of where pedagogy for technology education should move and how teachers might respond in the way they develop their practice.

About the authors

Dr David Barlex is an acknowledged leader in design & technology education, curriculum design and curriculum materials development. He taught in comprehensive schools for 15 years, achieving head of faculty positions in Science and Design & Technology before taking university positions in teacher education. He directed the Nuffield Design & Technology Project and was Educational Manager for Young Foresight. David is well known for his interest and expertise in developing curriculum materials that support pupil learning from a constructivist perspective. He uses this approach to develop young peoples’ ability to understand and critique the design decisions made by professional designers and those they make themselves in design & technology lessons. This informed the Nuffield Design & Technology publications, which have been widely used in the UK and since emulated abroad – in Russia, Sweden, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Professor P John Williams is the Director of the Science and Mathematics Education Centre at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, where he teaches and supervises research students in Technology Education. Apart from Australia, he has worked and studied in a number of African and Indian Ocean countries, in New Zealand, and in the United States. His current research interests include mentoring beginning teachers, PCK and electronic assessment of performance. He is the editor of the Australasian Journal of Technology Education, advisory editor of the International Journal of Technology and Design Education, series editor of the Springer Contemporary Issues in Technology Education series, and serves on the editorial board of five other professional journals. He has authored or contributed to over 220 publications, and in 2011 he was elected to the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s Academy of Fellows for prominence in the profession.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Effective Pedagogies of Design and Technology Education

    Pages 1-17

    Williams, P. John

  • Technology Education: The Promise of Cultural-Historical Theory for Advancing the Field

    Pages 19-43

    Fleer, Marilyn

  • The Case for Technology Habits of Mind

    Pages 45-63

    Hanson, Janet (et al.)

  • Making the Invisible Visible: Pedagogies Related to Teaching and Learning about Technological Systems

    Pages 65-82

    Hallström, Jonas (et al.)

  • Maker Education: Opportunities and Threats for Engineering and Technology Education

    Pages 83-98

    Dijk, Gerald (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pedagogy for Technology Education in Secondary Schools
Book Subtitle
Research Informed Perspectives for Classroom Teachers
Editors
  • P John Williams
  • David Barlex
Series Title
Contemporary Issues in Technology Education
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41548-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41548-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41547-1
Series ISSN
2510-0327
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 344
Number of Illustrations
69 b/w illustrations
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