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Authors:Veronica Bjurulf: The Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
Publication title:Hands-on material in technology education: the first cycle of a learning study
Conference:PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:073
Article No.:010
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to describe the first cycle of a learning study in technology education; using a hands-on material; in a Swedish preschool class; i.e. pupils at the age of six. The study was conducted by three teachers and two researchers during fall 2011. Within a learning study; the pupils’ learning is in focus in order to find out the opportunities and obstacles in teaching. The teachers and researchers are working in close cooperation when planning; observing; analysing and revising a specific lesson in which a specific learning object is dealt with. The learning study described in this paper; was carried out with starting-point in the revised Swedish curricula; launched in fall 2011. The results show that the use of a hands-on material may obstruct the view of the learning object; if the pupils are not able to manage the material. The results also indicate that an unsupported practical oriented task could prevent the intended learning object to appear for the pupils.
Language:English
Keywords:Framed structures; learning content; learning study; preschool class; technology education
Year:2012
No. of pages:7
Pages:89-95
ISBN:978-91-7519-849-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/073/010/ecp12073010.pdf
Available:2012-06-18
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Veronica Bjurulf (2012). Hands-on material in technology education: the first cycle of a learning study, PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=073;article=010 (accessed 10/31/2014)