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Parametric pedagogy: integrating parametric CAD in Irish post-primary schools

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Show simple item record McGarr, Oliver Seery, Niall 2012-06-29T15:08:04Z 2012-06-29T15:08:04Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation McGarr O. and Seery, N. (2011) Parametric Pedagogy: Integrating parametric CAD in Irish post-primary schools, Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, Vol 16, No 2, 57-66. en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Technology education in Irish post-primary schools is undergoing significant change. In recent years the syllabi of all technology-related subjects have been revised. A new subject, Design and Communication Graphics, has replaced the traditional Technical Drawing subject. This new subject aims to develop students’ spatial awareness and graphical communication skills in the context of design. Parametric CAD forms a significant element of the subject. This research paper reports on a study into the use of parametric CAD by teachers in Irish post-primary schools. The research found that teachers were enthusiastic and welcomed the inclusion of the software as part of their teaching. However, the novel teaching environment was challenging which had a significant affect on their pedagogical approaches. The findings highlight the need for affective teacher professional development that explores the declarative as well as the procedural knowledge required for mastery of the CAD software. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Design and Technology Association
dc.relation.ispartofseries Design and Technology Education: an International Journal;16(2) pp. 57-66
dc.subject application in subject areas en_US
dc.subject improving classroom teaching en_US
dc.subject pedagogical issues en_US
dc.subject secondary education en_US
dc.subject teaching/learning strategies en_US
dc.title Parametric pedagogy: integrating parametric CAD in Irish post-primary schools en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 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
dc.internal.rssid 1411291

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