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Technologies for Children presents a comprehensive array of contextual examples for teaching design and technology to children from birth to twelve years. Aligning with the Australian Curriculum - Technologies, this book focuses predominantly on design technologies, with special reference to digital technologies. It provides both theory and practical ideas for teaching infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary children. Each chapter explores a different approach to teaching technologies education, along with elements of planning such as project management, achievement standards and pedagogy. Technologies for Children provides a framework for critiquing these approaches in order to make informed choices about them. Drawing on over twenty-five years of experience, Marilyn Fleer presents clear approaches that are readily applicable in the classroom, and equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge for teaching design and technology education in Australia.
Part I. Researching 'What Is Technology and Technologies Education?':
1. The contexts of technologies and technological knowledge
2. Key ideas in the technologies curriculum
3. Designing and creating preferred futures
4. Creativity in design
Part II. The Curriculum in Action:
5. The curriculum in action - digital technologies
6. Technologies contexts - food and fibre production and food specialisations
7. Technologies contexts - engineering principles and systems, and materials and technology specialisations
8. The curriculum in action - project management
Part III. Pedagogical Practices for Technologies:
9. Planning, assessment and evaluation in technologies
10. Planning for teaching technologies: analysing the pedagogical approaches.
ISBN: 9781107561564 ISBN-10: 1107561566 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 312 Published: 5th May 2016 Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 25.22 x 17.7
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1