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dc.contributor.authorMilne, Louise
dc.contributor.authorForret, Michael
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at Stockholmen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-02T22:35:23Z
dc.date.available2013-07-02T22:35:23Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationForret, M. & Milne, L. (2012). Parents as teachers: Using parent helpers to guide young children’s technological practice. In Proceedings of PATT 26 conference Stockholm, Sweden, 26-30 June 2012 (pp. 348-354).en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7750
dc.description.abstractTechnology Education is one of eight learning areas of the New Zealand national curriculum. It aims to develop a broad technological literacy through students participating in learning programmes in which they engage in technological practice and through this practice develop capability, knowledge and an understanding of technology as a domain in its own right. Experiencing and exploring contemporary examples of technological practice is recognised as an effective way of developing technological literacy and, in this study, students visited a chocolate factory in order to find out how to make a chocolate gift for Mothers’ Day. While the value of learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) is well documented in learning areas such as science, there are few studies which explore LEOTC in Technology and specifically those of junior primary students. A key element of this process, and the focus of this paper, is the role that parent helpers play in guiding and supporting students during both visits outside the classroom, and construction tasks within the classroom. It also raises the issue of the preparation and scaffolding parents require to enable them to help students effectively carry out these tasks. The role of a parent helper is a crucial one and the data from this study suggests that the status and time given to this preparation is, at times, varied and can have significant impact on children’s learning outcomes.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherLiU Electronic Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/073/ecp12073.pdfen_NZ
dc.rights© 2012 the authors and LiU Electronic Pressen_NZ
dc.sourcePATT 26 Conferenceen_NZ
dc.titleParents as teachers: Using parent helpers to guide young children’s technological practiceen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contributionen_NZ
pubs.elements-id22788
pubs.finish-date2012-06-30en_NZ
pubs.start-date2012-06-26en_NZ


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