Article | PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012 | Exploring the capability of evaluating technical solutions: A collaborative study focusing on teaching and learning in the primary technology classroom

Title:
Exploring the capability of evaluating technical solutions: A collaborative study focusing on teaching and learning in the primary technology classroom
Author:
Eva Björkholm: Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
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Year:
2012
Conference:
PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012
Issue:
073
Article no.:
011
Pages:
96-104
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-06-18
ISBN:
978-91-7519-849-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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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.

Keywords: Technology education; Technical solution; Fitness for purpose; Teaching; Learning; Variation theory

PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012

Author:
Eva Björkholm
Title:
Exploring the capability of evaluating technical solutions: A collaborative study focusing on teaching and learning in the primary technology classroom
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PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012

Author:
Eva Björkholm
Title:
Exploring the capability of evaluating technical solutions: A collaborative study focusing on teaching and learning in the primary technology classroom
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