Contemporary Issues in Technology Education

Explorations in Technology Education Research

Helping Teachers Develop Research Informed Practice

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

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  • Provides cutting-edge research, together with clear guidelines on how it can be used to inform practicePresents research in an easily accessible format to ensure its relevance for teachersIncludes practical advice on how practitioners can become researchers

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This volume brings together significant international research in technology education by focusing on contemporary postgraduate research, elaborating on the findings with the aim of making the content relevant to researchers, teachers and other potential researchers in the field. The book shares with readers what the research means for classroom teachers through understanding different motivations for teaching technology in schools and observing the model of learning supported by the research. Each chapter in the book includes references to the digital edition of the respective full thesis, allowing readers to consult the research in detail if necessary.

This book continues the work done by 2017’s Contemporary Research in Technology Education by the same editors.


About the authors

Dr David Barlex is an acknowledged leader in design & technology education, curriculum design and curriculum materials development. He taught at 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 a Professor of Education and the Director of Graduate Research at the School of Education, Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, where he teaches and supervises research students in STEM and technology education. Apart from Australia, he has worked and studied in a number of African and Indian Ocean countries, as well as New Zealand and the United States. His current research interests include STEM, mentoring beginning teachers, PCK and electronic assessment of performance. He regularly presents at international and national conferences, consults on Technology Education in a number of countries, and is a longstanding member of eight professional associations. He is the series editor of Springer’s Contemporary Issues in Technology Education and serves on the editorial board of six professional journals. He has authored or contributed to over 240 publications, and was elected to the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s Academy of Fellows for his contributions to the profession.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Williams, P John

    Pages 1-13

  • Technology Education in Saudi Arabia in Comparison with New Zealand: Lessons for Technology Education Teachers

    Almutairi, Abbad

    Pages 17-31

  • The Localisation of Technology Education Curriculum in Botswana

    Ruele, Victor

    Pages 33-43

  • What Children Are Supposed to Learn in Primary Technology Education

    Björkholm, Eva

    Pages 45-56

  • Secondary Pupils’ Perceptions of Their Experiences of Practical Work in Technology and Design

    McGeown, Kieran

    Pages 57-70

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3010-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3009-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explorations in Technology Education Research
Book Subtitle
Helping Teachers Develop Research Informed Practice
Editors
  • P John Williams
  • David Barlex
Series Title
Contemporary Issues in Technology Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3010-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3010-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3009-4
Series ISSN
2510-0327
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 290
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations
Topics