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The elephant in the room: the influence of prevailing pedagogical practice on the integration of Design and Communication Graphics in the post-primary classroom

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dc.contributor.author McGarr, Oliver
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T15:52:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-10T15:52:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation McGarr, O. (2011) The elephant in the room: the influence of prevailing pedagogical practice on the integration of Design and Communication Graphics in the post-primary classroom. In: Norman, E. and Seery, N. (Eds) Graphicacy and Modelling, p. 121 - 129 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2341
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Senior Cycle Technology subjects in Irish post-primary schools have recently been updated. One subject, Technical Drawing, has been replaced with a new subject called Design and Communication Graphics (DCG). The new subject is quite different in content and is also quite different in its focus highlighting an emphasis on communication and design. This paper aims to explore the influence of prevailing pedagogical practices on the integration of the new DCG syllabus. The paper firstly examines the current pedagogical practices within Irish post-primary classrooms before moving on to discuss some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in light of this evidence. The paper argues that without challenges to prevailing societal attitudes towards technology education in schools it is unlikely that the changes in pedagogy required to fully embrace the philosophy of the new syllabus will be achieved. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Design Education Research Group, Loughborough Design School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Norman, E. and Seery, N. (Eds) Graphicacy and Modelling, p. 121 - 129
dc.subject post-primary teaching en_US
dc.subject teaching of technical drawing en_US
dc.subject design and communication graphics en_US
dc.title The elephant in the room: the influence of prevailing pedagogical practice on the integration of Design and Communication Graphics in the post-primary classroom en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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