First Year students' views of Technology Education

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dc.contributor.author Lee, Kerry en
dc.contributor.editor Roebuck, Dick en
dc.coverage.spatial Gold Coast, Australia en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-12T23:31:47Z en
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation 4th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Gold Coast, Australia, 07 Dec 2006 - 09 Dec 2006. Editors: Roebuck D. Values in technology education: Proceedings of the 4th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. 2006 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781921291104 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24495 en
dc.description.abstract New Zealand (Place) SummaryThe New Zealand technology curriculum has been in schools since 1995 and been compulsory since 1999. This paper outlines a small research project which investigated the basic understanding of technology education that people entering teacher education already have. The project aimed to discover if first year tertiary students straight from school have a sound understanding of technology education, and if it is safe to presume they have a better idea than any other group entering teacher education. 42 primary student teachers on the first day of their technology education class were asked to state their understanding of technology education. This data was then compared with their age, gender and prior experience to technology education to see if there is a correlation. The results show that those who have previously experienced technology education have a better understanding of the subject than those who have no experience. However, as only half of the under 20 year old group appeared to have adequate knowledge of what technology education entailed it is not safe to assume or rely on this within this age group as having a sound base. Schools need to devote more time to explaining how activities completed in the class relate to the overarching subject technology education. en
dc.relation.ispartof 4th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Values in technology education: Proceedings of the 4th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research en
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dc.title First Year students' views of Technology Education en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.finish-date 2006-12-09 en
pubs.start-date 2006-12-07 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 66400 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Curriculum and Pedagogy en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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