Technologies Education for the Primary Years,
2nd Edition

Coral Campbell, Peter Albion, Wendy Jobling

ISBN-13: 9780170449960
Copyright 2022 | Published
320 pages | List Price: USD $68.00

Technologies Education for the Primary Years explains what ‘technology’ really is, its role in human society and how it responds to different circumstances across history and geography. The text gives you an introduction to the two distinct technologies subjects in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies – Design and technologies, and Digital technologies. It is packed with practical ideas and authentic classroom examples that illustrate how you can implement these subjects. You will learn about the key concepts and elements in teaching technologies to primary students, including creativity and the design process; computational thinking; suitable pedagogical approaches; summative and formative assessment; safety; and how to carefully select and adapt appropriate resources to support effective learning.


Part A: The context of technologies education
1. What is technology?
2. Perspectives on technology
3. The changing face of technologies education
4. Technologies education curriculum

Part B: Content area knowledge
5. Understanding Design and technologies
6. Understanding the Digital technologies subject

Part C: Key concepts and elements in teaching technologies
7. Creativity, innovation and the design process
8. Pedagogies and planning for technologies education
9. Assessment for technologies education
10. Resources for technologies education

  • Coral Campbell

    Coral Campbell is a Professor with the School of Education, Deakin University. Coral’s research interests are in design technology, early childhood and primary science, and environmental education. She is on the review panels for several international journals and is on the Board of Directors of the Australasian Science Education Research Association. Coral works closely with local school communities to promote experiential learning for her education students and has gained several teaching awards.

  • Peter Albion

    Peter Albion is Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland. He was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education from 2012 to 2015 and was a Section Editor for Professional Learning and Development of Teachers in the Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education. His research interests have included professional development of teachers for ICT integration, and the design and delivery of flexible, mobile and online education.

  • Wendy Jobling

    Wendy Jobling is a Lecturer in Technologies Education and Science Education at Deakin University. Before joining Deakin, Wendy taught in primary schools for a number of years and delivered several technology professional learning programs to primary teachers. Her doctorate focused on factors affecting the implementation of primary science and technology in primary schools. She has drawn on these experiences in developing this text, particularly the repertoire of classroom examples from her teaching in primary schools.

  • Expanded practical focus in training for primary teachers, across all years including those early years, with the In the Classroom, Activities boxes and the Sample Design briefs that help focus teacher thinking

  • NEW stronger and clearer structure to facilitate pre-service teacher understanding of the Technologies content area (now Part B) with a strong background in digital technologies.

  • NEW STEM icons guide students to coverage on how Technologies education integrates with STEM and other curriculum areas

  • NEW margin definitions of key terms help students to build on their understanding of technologies terminology

  • Updated to include New Zealand curriculum, references and examples

  • Readers explore the 'In the classroom' examples to see how the Technologies learning area concepts are implemented in classrooms, and consider practical ideas to adopt or adapt for their own teaching

  • Activities within each chapter provide opportunities for pre-service teachers to check their understanding of important concepts and how to apply them

  • Provides readers with a sound understanding of the theory and practice of technologies education across all year levels of primary teaching

  • Covers the essential content that teachers will need to understand and implement the Australian Curriculum: Technologies

  • Readers revise, reflect and extend their learning by exploring the prompts for further investigation and discussion at the end of each chapter

  • Instructor Website - Your #1 resource for your course. This tailored collection of teaching tools includes downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor's Manual, and artwork. New to this edition are resources to share with your students such as sample design briefs and other student activities. The Instructor's Manual is packed with content that helps you set up and administer your class. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at for Australia or for New Zealand.

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