The 63rd Annual Conference of International Technology Education Association,
Special Interest Sessions, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.March 24,
2001

Learning Scenes and Problem-solving Abilities in Technology Education

Jun MORIYAMA & Masashi SATOH

[Summary]

 The purpose of this study was to determine and clarify the relationships between the structure of learning scenes and the development of problem-solving abilities in project-based Technology Education.
 The results of the investigation, carried out in JAPAN, into the learning scenes of design process, scientific process, troubleshooting and project management were obtained from students' projects. Path diagrams, indicating the relationships between the above learning scenes and students' problem-solving abilities, were also produced.
 Based on the results of the investigation, the features of project-based Technology Education were discussed and are presented.

KEYWORDS: Project-based Technology Education, Learning scenes, Problem-solving Abilities, Self-evaluation Competence.

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