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Young children\u27s understanding of design in the technology process

By Jean E. O\u27Sullivan

Abstract

This study explored the development of children\u27s thinking when social constructivist principles of learning were implemented through technological experiences. The study monitored the development of children\u27s understanding of “design through project work, using classroom based action research. In addition to investigating children\u27s understandings, the study explored the use of technology in early childhood curriculum to develop the skills said to be required in the next millennium. The study found that five year old children are capable of designing and that technology is an effective vehicle for developing socially, contextually and culturally appropriate learning experiences

Topics: Design -- Study and teaching (Preschool), Technology -- Study and teaching (Preschool), Constructivism (Education), Cognition in children, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Publisher: Edith Cowan University, Research Online, Perth, Western Australia
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:ro.ecu.edu.au:theses_hons-1474
Provided by: Research Online @ ECU

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