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dc.contributor.authorMoreland, Judy
dc.contributor.authorCowie, Bronwen
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-03T21:53:48Z
dc.date.available2009-09-03T21:53:48Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationMoreland, J. & Cowie, B. (2007). Making masks for Maui: Keeping the macro task in mind. Journal of Australia Research in Early Childhood, 14(1), 81-93.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2894
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand primary school children in technology lessons often design and create an artifact in response to a scenario that relates to their interests and experiences. Usually the task is undertaken over several days. In this paper we draw on data generated within the INSiTE study, a three-year study exploring the nature of effective student-teacher interactions around science and technology ideas. The teacher in this paper planned for her children to create a mask for their forthcoming school production: 'How Maui found the secret of fire'. As the children worked on the macro task, that of designing and making a mask, meso and micro tasks emerged. The teacher assisted the children to identity and resolve these, hearing in mind that the ultimate aim was their successful participation in the school production. When teachers assist children to maintain a focus on the overall or macro task goals their artifact fulfils the specifications of the scenario and children's technology understandings and skills are fostered.en
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dc.publisherMonash University, Faculty of Educationen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Journal of Australia Research in Early Childhood. Used with permission.en
dc.subjectmacroen
dc.subjectmeso and micro tasksen
dc.subjecttechnology educationen
dc.subjectstudent-teacher interactionsen
dc.titleMaking masks for Maui: Keeping the macro task in minden
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Australian Research in Early Childhooden_NZ
pubs.begin-page81en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34165
pubs.end-page93en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume14en_NZ


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