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Enhancing teachers' technological knowledge and assessment practices to enhance student learning in technology: A two-year classroom study

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dc.contributor.author Moreland, Judy
dc.contributor.author Jones, Alister
dc.contributor.author Northover, Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-02T22:38:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-02T22:38:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Moreland, J., Jones, A., & Northover, A. (2001). Enhancing teachers' technological knowledge and assessment practices to enhance student learning in technology: A two-year classroom study. Research in Science Education, 31(1), 155-176. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 0157-244X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6918
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on a two-year classroom investigation of primary school (Years 1-8) technology education. The first year of the project explored emerging classroom practices in technology. In the second year intervention strategies were developed to enhance teaching, learning and assessment practices. Findings from the first year revealed that assessment was often seen in terms of social and managerial aspects, such as teamwork, turn taking and co-operative skills, rather than procedural and conceptual technological aspects. Existing formative interactions with students distorted the learning away from the procedural and conceptual aspects of the subject. The second year explored the development of teachers' technological knowledge in order to enhance formative assessment practices in technology, to inform classroom practice in technology, and to enhance student learning. Intervention strategies were designed to enhance the development of procedural, conceptual, societal and technical aspects of technology for teachers and students. The results from this intervention were very positive. This paper highlights the importance of developing teacher expertise pertaining to broad concepts of technology, detailed concepts in different technological areas and general pedagogical knowledge. The findings from this research therefore have implications for thinking about teaching, learning and assessment in technology. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Research in Science Education
dc.title Enhancing teachers' technological knowledge and assessment practices to enhance student learning in technology: A two-year classroom study en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1023/A:1012670514238 en_NZ


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