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Authors:Åke Ingerman: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Maria Svensson: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Anders Berglund: Uppsala University, Sweden
Shirley Booth: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Jonas Emanuelsson: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Publication title:Technological systems across contexts: Designing and exploring learning possibilities in Swedish compulsory echnology education
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.:027
Abstract:In the world we live in there are powerful broad frameworks for understanding specific objects; relationships and events. This paper focuses the learning and understanding of one such framework; namely; technological systems; which are complex systems of technical and human components that facilitate much of the experienced needs of modern society. Technological systems are constituted of transformation and transport; acting on matter; energy and information. This paper outlines a larger project; which is expected to contribute substantially to a pedagogical knowledge base for systems thinking in technology. The specific focus of the paper will be the first step in the project – the development of a design for learning technological systems in Swedish compulsory school based on previous empirical studies as well as theoretical principles. The core of that design revolves around creating patterns of variation supporting the separation and differentiation in and between four empirically identified dimensions of variation: resource; intention; internal structure and external structure. It also includes patterns of variation that support the fusion of these dimensions and simultaneous awareness of several different technological systems; focusing their systemic nature.
Language:English
Year:2012
No. of pages:7
Pages:232-238
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/073/027/ecp12073027.pdf
Available:2012-06-18
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Åke Ingerman, Maria Svensson, Anders Berglund, Shirley Booth, Jonas Emanuelsson (2012). Technological systems across contexts: Designing and exploring learning possibilities in Swedish compulsory echnology education, 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=027 (accessed 12/19/2014)