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|Authors:||Penny Bailey: Birmingham City University, UK|
|Publication title:||To what Extent does the Pedagogy adopted by Trainee Teachers affect Children’s Creativity in Primary Design and Technology Activities?|
|Conference:||PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012|
|Publication type:||Abstract and Fulltext|
|Abstract:||End of module evaluations from Primary Education trainee teachers in an English university indicate that many trainees lack confidence in supervising practical activities within the classroom. This initial|
This paper presents some initial findings from a small scale study undertaken in June 2011 with students from a first year of a Primary Education undergraduate course based in an English university. The findings from this initial study originated from a design challenge day; when the trainees were asked to work with 60 eleven years old pupils and act as mentors to small groups of pupils. The pupils were asked to adopt a design process inspired by design engineers at Dyson and designed and made design prototypes for a new product using air. The data collection methods used were questionnaires with trainees; photographs of pupil outcomes; observations during the day and trainees’ reflective diaries.
The evidence suggests that the trainees encountered a number of creativity inhibitors during the day (Fasciato and Rogers 2005) and these were centred on supporting dynamics of pupil groups; risk taking and collaborative interaction.
|No. of pages:||10|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet|
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