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An exploration of the variables contributing to graphical education students’ CAD modelling capability

  • Thomas DelahuntyEmail author
  • Niall Seery
  • Rónán Dunbar
  • Michael Ryan
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Abstract

This paper reports on a study exploring the variables that contribute to upper second level students’ capability in a digital graphical modelling exercise in the field of technology education. The study evolves previous work in the area conducted in different contexts such as teacher education. Findings indicate deficiencies in second-level students’ digital modelling abilities and a significant relationship between students’ analytical, strategic and visuospatial abilities are presented. The paper discusses these findings as they relate to pedagogical reasoning processes and present the necessity to broaden the conception of graphical capability within digital CAD modelling contexts. Some key implications for technology education programmes and pedagogical approaches are discussed in conclusion.

Keywords

Graphical education ICT CAD Pedagogy Capability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Athlone Institute of TechnologyAthloneIreland
  3. 3.Institute of Applied TechnologyAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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