Investigating children's languge in technology education

Campbell, Coral and Jane, B. 2008, Investigating children's languge in technology education, in Exploring technology education : solutions to issues in a globalised world, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Mt. Gravatt, Qld., pp. 56-65.

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Title Investigating children's languge in technology education
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Jane, B.
Conference name International Conference on Technology Education Research (5th : 2008 : Surfers Paradise, Qld.)
Conference location Surfers Paradise, Qld.
Conference dates 27-29 November 2008
Title of proceedings Exploring technology education : solutions to issues in a globalised world
Editor(s) Middleton, Howard
Pavlova, Margarita
Publication date 2008
Conference series International Conference on Technology Education Research
Start page 56
End page 65
Publisher Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Place of publication Mt. Gravatt, Qld.
Summary When undertaking design and technology activities, children are provided with opportunities to create solutions to problems in new and innovative ways. There have been few studies which have looked closely at how primary aged children undertake technology activities and even fewer that have investigated children's language when undertaking a technology task. This paper reports on a research project that focused on children's thinking and also the language that the children used when they were involved in a design and technology activity. The findings suggest that there were several key ideas that the children focused on: the fun of the activity, the satisfaction of completing the task, the difficulty of problem solving and the interest in creating something 'new'.
ISBN 9781921291548
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018121

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
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