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Using Talking and Drawing to Design: Elementary Children Collaborating With University Industrial Design Students

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Brenda Gustafson ,

University of Alberta, CA
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A faculty member in the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Dougal MacDonald,

University of Alberta, CA
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A faculty member in the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Shannon Gentilini

Edmonton Public Schools, CA
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A teacher in the Edmonton Public Schools.

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Abstract

In this study, Grade 3 (ages 8-9) children’s talking and drawing were explored as they worked with university industrial design students to design and redesign drawings of a piece of furniture and produce a poster of their work. The researchers proposed that ideas about talking and drawing derived from interactions between children and the design students could be useful for discerning possibilities for children’s classroom talking and drawing. The purpose of the study, therefore, was to provide insight into how talking and drawing could be used as tools for thinking about designs and how those insights could provide direction for teaching design technology in elementary classrooms.
How to Cite: Gustafson, B., MacDonald, D., & Gentilini, S. (2007). Using Talking and Drawing to Design: Elementary Children Collaborating With University Industrial Design Students. Journal of Technology Education, 19(1), 19–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v19i1.a.2
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Published on 22 Sep 2007.
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