‘What's in the Calculator?’ An introductory project for technology studies

M. Barak, E. Eisenberg, O. Harel

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Project approach study is the natural way to present technology in an attractive manner. Initially, young students have limited knowledge and experience in design or construction of a product. In the presented learning module, pupils assemble a calculator, while paying attention to technological aspects such as the integration of electronics, mechanics and ergonomic design. An experiment was carried out in six junior high schools, which involved applying an achievement test and an attitude questionnaire. The results show that learning activity centred on assembling a relatively intricate product, learned as an introductory lesson, can serve to raise students' interest in technology studies. Teachers' in-service training and assisting at school is a vital part of introducing the new technology curriculum into schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in Science and Technological Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education


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