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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Technology Education

David Gill

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Technology Education draws together international perspectives on contemporary praxis in technology education from philosophy to empirical research. Through carefully commissioned chapters, leading authors explore the fundamentals of technology education, curriculum and pedagogy. Chapters discuss technology education as it can be experienced by children and young people, inside and outside of the classroom, across the world, as well as the importance of technology and the history and philosophical origins of technology education. Carefully curated, this is an innovative and exciting volume for students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers, lecturers and professors in technology education.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publish Date: May 29th, 2025
  • Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781350242821
  • Categories: Teacher Training & CertificationTeaching - Subjects - Science & Technology

About the Author

David Gill is Assistant Professor of Technology Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Dawne Irving-Bell PhD, is Professor of Learning and Teaching at BPP University, a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence and received a National Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to teacher education. With a passion for visual thinking and technology education she established the 'The National Teaching Repository' an Open Education Resource with proven reach and impact across the global Higher Education community. Dawne is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social-Media for Learning, and through her work within the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) is committed to raising the profile of teaching and learning.

Matt McLain is Senior Lecturer in Education and Professional Learning at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

David Wooff is an Associate Professor of Educational Practice, and Director of Apprenticeship Quality and Regulation for BPP University and the wider BPP Education Group. For nearly a decade, David successfully led the largest secondary undergraduate design and technology teacher education programme in England at Edge Hill University. He is a fellow of the Charted College of Teaching (FCCT); Society of Education and Training (FCET), Royal Society for Arts (FRSA), and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Widely published, his work has a global following and readership. His current interests lie in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)and the position, and value, technology education has.

Praise for this book

"The book offers comprehensive and elucidating intermix of conceptual and empirical ideas. Lucid, reflexive contributions from international scholars offer contemporary positioning of literature and research across the global contexts. A valuable resource for furthering research, development and practice pursuits in technology education." --Ritesh Khunyakari, Associate Professor in Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

"I would highly recommend the Handbook of Technology Education, for anyone looking to get a "true" global picture how technology education is practiced around the world. Divided into four major sections, the handbook looks at conceptualizing technology education, technology education in the curriculum, pedagogy for technology education, and technology, education, and society as seen through the lens of 35 contributors, representing 28 institutions, from 14 countries spanning 5 continents." --Edward M. Reeve, Professor Emeritus in Technology and Engineering Education, Utah State University, USA; Senior STEM-Ed. Specialist, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), Thailand

"In this handbook, leading scholars explore past, current and future developments in Technology Education. In a time when technology education is in decline, this book offers refreshing views on the rationale for technology education. The chapters are responsive to a broad range of stakeholder needs in Technology education. " --Nicolaas Blom, Lecturer of Technology Education, University of Limerick, Ireland