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Teaching and learning science and mathematics through technology practice

Ritchie, S. M. & Norton, S. (2009) Teaching and learning science and mathematics through technology practice. In Jones, Alister & de Vriel, Marc (Eds.) International handbook of research and development in technology education. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 419-430.

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Abstract

In this chapter we review studies of the engagement of students in design projects that emphasise integration of technology practice and the enabling sciences, which include physics and mathematics. We give special attention to affective and conceptual outcomes from innovative interventions of design projects. This is important work because of growing international concern that demand for professionals with technological expertise is increasing rapidly, while the supply of students willing to undertake the rigors of study in the enabling sciences is proportionally reducing (e.g., Barringtion, 2006; Hannover & Kessels, 2004; Yurtseven, 2002). The net effect is that the shortage in qualified workers is having a detrimental effect upon economic and social potential in Westernised countries (e.g., Department of Education, Science and Training [DEST], 2003; National Numeracy Review Panel and National Numeracy Review Secretarial, 2007; Yurtseven, 2002). Interestingly, this trend is reversed in developing economies including China and India (Anderson & Gilbride, 2003).

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ID Code: 29098
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Technology practce, design projects, technological expertise
ISBN: 9087908776
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2009 10:46
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:10

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