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Teacher educator perspectives on pedagogical modelling and explaining in Design and Technology: a Q Methodology Study

McLain, MN (2016) Teacher educator perspectives on pedagogical modelling and explaining in Design and Technology: a Q Methodology Study. In: PATT-32 Proceedings . pp. 329-343. (Pupils' Attitutdes Towards Technology (PATT): Technology Education for 21st Century skills, 22 August 2016 - 26 August 2016, Delft University of Technology and HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht).

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Abstract

This paper builds on a previous study on the demonstration as a signature pedagogy in design and technology, this paper explores teacher educators’ values on teacher modelling and explanation. In a previous study the participating teachers identified “competent management of the learning experience” as a significant factor in effective demonstrations, and in particular teacher competency, clarity and subject knowledge. The demonstration is a fundamental pedagogical tool for practical subjects where procedural knowledge is developed over time from observation and imitation to independence and adaption of technique. As such, it tends to align itself at the restrictive end of an expansive-restrictive continuum. This study builds on the developing exploration of the nature of the demonstration, exploring the subjective values of teacher educators. Q Methodology is used to compare and analyse the responses of the participating teacher educators. A Q-Set of statements, developed and refined with D&T teacher educators, relating to modelling and explaining, represents the concourse of opinions and perspectives. The sample is purposive, comprised of teacher educators. The findings represent a snapshot of subjective values, informing the wider discourse on signature pedagogies in design and technology education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education
Publisher: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 12:08
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 09:43
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5428

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