Explorations in Technology Education Research

Helping Teachers Develop Research Informed Practice

  • P John Williams
  • David Barlex

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Technology Education book series (CITE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. P John Williams
    Pages 1-13
  3. Curriculum Content

  4. Stories of Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
  5. Planning and Pedagogy

  6. Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Greg J. Strimel
      Pages 173-191
  7. Girls and Technology

  8. Information Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
  9. Synopsis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. David Barlex, P John Williams
      Pages 279-290

About this book


This volume brings together significant international research in technology education by focusing on contemporary postgraduate research, elaborating on the findings with the aim of making the content relevant to researchers, teachers and other potential researchers in the field. The book shares with readers what the research means for classroom teachers through understanding different motivations for teaching technology in schools and observing the model of learning supported by the research. Each chapter in the book includes references to the digital edition of the respective full thesis, allowing readers to consult the research in detail if necessary.

This book continues the work done by 2017’s Contemporary Research in Technology Education by the same editors.


Educational research Design and technology Technology education STEM education Enterprise education teaching technology in schools research in technology education

Editors and affiliations

  • P John Williams
    • 1
  • David Barlex
    • 2
  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.University of Exeter AssociateBrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3009-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3010-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-0327
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-0335
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