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dc.contributor.authorMilne, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-29T02:24:24Z
dc.date.available2013-07-29T02:24:24Z
dc.date.copyright2013-05-24
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMilne, L. (2013). Nurturing the designerly thinking and design capabilities of five-year-olds: technology in the new entrant classroom. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 23(2), 349-360.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7802
dc.description.abstractTechnology is one of eight learning areas of the New Zealand national curriculum. It aims to develop a broad technological literacy through students participating in programmes in which the practice of technological development is experienced, as is knowledge informing practice, and students gain an understanding of technology as a domain in its own right. In New Zealand children begin school at 5 years of age and this paper describes a classroom research project during which these students design and then construct a photo frame. The inducement for this development arose from students needing to safely transport home and then display a class photograph. This provided the opportunity for developing technological knowledge and skills within a real and relevant context—two key drivers when working with young students (Ministry of Education 2007) [MoE]. The results of this project suggest that teaching technology to five-year-old students is achievable and a valuable addition to other learning opportunities provided in the new entrant classroom. Strategies are suggested that will enable students to successfully achieve their goals whilst gaining a simple understanding of the technological process. By making good use of these it is possible to create a worthwhile and imaginatively challenging activity that reflects the essence of the technology education curriculum.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherSpringeren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Technology and Design Education
dc.relation.urihttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10798-011-9182-4en_NZ
dc.subjecttechnologyen_NZ
dc.subjectprimaryen_NZ
dc.subjectfive-year-old studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectdesignen_NZ
dc.subjectdrawingsen_NZ
dc.titleNurturing the designerly thinking and design capabilities of five-year-olds: technology in the new entrant classroomen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10798-011-9182-4en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Technology and Design Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37258
pubs.end-page12en_NZ
pubs.volume_onineen_NZ


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