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Against the provincialism of customary existence: issues arising from the interplay of ‘essential learnings’, Design and Technology, and general education

Keirl, S. 2002. Against the provincialism of customary existence: issues arising from the interplay of ‘essential learnings’, Design and Technology, and general education. In: H Middleton; M Pavlova and D Roebuck, eds. Learning in Technology Education: Challenges for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. 2 Griffith University, Queensland: Centre for Technology Education Research, Griffith University, Qld, pp. 253-262. ISBN 0909291748 (2 vols.) [Book Section]

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Abstract or Description

Increasingly in Australia, curriculum developments are recognising the limitations of subject-oriented or ‘learning-area’ focussed organisational models and are weaving richer patterns of curriculum design. One such recent development (SACSA, 2001) requires the articulation of five ‘Essential Learnings’ through the eight Learning Areas. This paper:
• provides some background to this development;
• discusses the nature of general education and D&T’s role within it;
• illustrates the interwoven nature of the Learnings with D&T; and,
• critiques the issues of perceived erosion of D&T by such cross-curricular developments and of the influences on the field’s content/process debate

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design

Dates:

DateEvent
December 2002Published

Item ID:

20225

Date Deposited:

19 Apr 2017 13:21

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2017 14:28

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20225

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