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Supporting Teachers in Designing Technology Education
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3973-3466
2008 (English)In: Exploring Technology Education: Solutions to issues in a globalised world. Vol. 2. / [ed] Middleton, H. & Pavlova, M., Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

How to design technology education in ways that motivate and engage both teachers and pupils? How could teachers best be supported in their effort to bring about successful teaching and learning? These issues are explored through a research and development project 'Exemplary Tasks in Technology' which the authors launched in 2007 in co-operation with Professor R Kimbell from Goldsmiths College in London. The main goal of the project is to create a collection of exemplary tasks that could be used by technology teachers nationwide. The project also increases understanding of the current state of technology education in Swedish schools. This paper presents the first phase of the project, where a pilot task was formulated together with technology teachers, and the application of the task in their classes was studied. Professor Kimbell's exemplary task model provides a framework for teachers to reflect upon their own teaching and how to engage pupils to become active learners. The original model has been modified to the specific cultural, social and curricular context in Sweden. The first findings come from four grades in two different schools in the Stockholm region and provide interesting material for further development of the concept of exemplary tasks.

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Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia , 2008.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89496ISBN: 9781921291555OAI: diva2:503055
QC 20120510Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-05-10Bibliographically approved

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