The effects of domain-specific design standards for designing teaching/learning packages for the subject area technology in secondary education is the subject of this study. It concerns teaching/learning packages in which problem-solving is the main issue. Domain-specific design standards refer to one subject area in particular. The implementation of basic education in 1993 meant a drastic change for the subject area technology. From that moment, a more heterogeneous group of pupils receives technology education. The teaching/learning packages that are used, are not tuned optimally to this new target group. The aim of this study is twofold: (a) establishing domain-specific design standards for teaching/learning packages in which problem solving is the main issue, and (b) establishing the effects of domain-specific design standards. This study consists of (a) carrying out a procedure aimed at drawing up domain- specific design standards, (b) a research consisting of two experiments, and (c) reflection, discussion and recommendations.
|Award date||29 Oct 1997|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Oct 1997|