Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation:

Te Kete Ipurangi
Communities
Schools

Te Kete Ipurangi user options:


Ministry of Education.
Kaua e rangiruatia te hāpai o te hoe; e kore to tātou waka e ū ki uta

Implications for Teaching and Learning project

The Technological Knowledge and Nature of Technology: Implications for teaching and learning (TKNoT: Imps) research was fully funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education for a period of two years and eight months. The research was undertaken by Dr Vicki Compton and Ange Compton, from Auckland Uniservices Limited, a wholly owned company of The University of Auckland. The specific focus of this research was on developing classroom based understandings of progression for the five components within the Technological Knowledge (TK) and the Nature of Technology (NoT) strands, and exploring pedagogical strategies that would support students to progress.

Final report

Findings: Stage One was to determine students' current understandings of these components and to begin to refine the nature of progression captured in the draft Indicators of Progression for the Technological Knowledge (TK) and Nature of technology (NoT) strands.

Findings: Stage Two of the research sought to explore the nature of these progressions further and to begin to develop pedagogical strategies to enhance student understandings. The findings from the first two phases of the TKNoT: Imps research resulted in the May 2010 publication of classroom based Indicators of Progression. These documents now include indicators informed by student data and more extensive teacher guidance related to effective pedagogy.

Findings: Stage Three of the TKNoT:Imps research focused on the development and trialling of two teaching tools – one for Characteristics of Technology (CoT) and one for Technological Modelling (TM). The aim of these tools was to provide teachers with strategies to push student understanding to Level 4 and above.

Learning Progression Diagrams for each component of technology have been developed as part of this project.

Technological Knowledge and the Nature of Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning

Compton VJ, Compton A  (2010)

The focus of this research was on developing classroom based understandings of progression for the five components within the Technological Knowledge (TK) and the Nature of Technology (NoT) strands, and exploring pedagogical strategies that would support students to progress.

Exploring the Transformatory Potential of Technological Literacy

Compton VJ, Compton A, Patterson M (2011)

This paper provides overview of the Technological Literacy: Implications for teaching and learning (TL: Imps) research project which began in July 2010.

Strategies for Progressing Student Understanding of Technological Modelling

Compton VJ, Compton A, Patterson M (2011)

This paper reports on the trial of a teaching resource developed to support student learning in the technological modelling component of the Technological Knowledge strand in the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007). The trial was part of the Technological Knowledge and Nature of Technology: Implications for teaching and learning research project.

Teaching Technological Knowledge: Determining and Supporting Student Learning of the Technological Concepts

Compton VJ, Compton A (2011)

This paper reports on findings related to Technological Knowledge from Stage Two of the Technological Knowledge and Nature of Technology: Implications for teaching and learning (TKNoT: Imps) research project undertaken in 2009.

Read the paper here.

Strategies for Progressing Student Understanding of the Characteristics of Technology

Compton VJ, Compton A (2011)

This paper reports on the trial of a teaching resource developed to support student learning in the characteristics of technology component of the Nature of Technology strand in the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007). The trial was part of Stage Three of the Technological Knowledge and Nature of Technology: Implications for teaching and learning research project.

Teaching the Nature of Technology: Determining and Supporting Student Learning of the Philosophy of Technology

Compton VJ, Compton A (2011)

This paper reports on findings related to Technological Knowledge from Stage Two of the Technological Knowledge and Nature of Technology: Implications for teaching and learning (TKNoT: Imps) research project undertaken in 2009.

Read the paper here.

Reading Technological Artifacts: Does Technology Education Help?

Compton VJ, Compton A, Patterson M (2012)

The Ministry of Education’s research project –Technological Literacy: Implications for teaching and learning (TL:Imps) - focused on exploration into student’s ability to ready technological artifacts.

Read the paper here.

Aspiring to be the Best: The Impact of Research on the Teaching of Technology

Patterson M, Black J, Compton VJ, Compton A (2012)

This paper reports on the collective experience of working collaboratively as part of the Ministry of Education’s Technological Literacy: Implications for teaching and learning national research project in New Zealand.

Read the paper here.

Understanding of the Relationship between Fitness for Purpose and Good Design: Does it matter for technological literacy?

Compton VJ, Compton A, Patterson M (2012) (TERC Conference)

Return to top ^