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A model for design activity in technological education

Abstract : This paper discusses the design activities of students in secondary school in France. Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools are now part of the capacity of design professionals. It is therefore apt to reflect on their integration into the technological education. Has the use of graphical tools changed students' performance, and if so in what direction, in phase of seeking solutions through a design activity in a situation of teaching and learning? The influence of CAD tools on professional design activities has been the subject of much research, but little has focused on student activity. Thus, analysing student work through an experimental device, we ask that students produce more solutions without using CAD tools. Do CAD activities encourage the modeling of a particular solution? Does drawing by hand before CAD activities support the production of various solutions and define them more precisely? Through the analysis of solutions developed by students, including traces of their activity (sketches, digital files), we test our hypotheses. Finally, these studies contribute to the understanding the teaching-learning of design process by proposing a model for design activity in technological education.
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Patrice Laisney. A model for design activity in technological education. PATT 29. Plurality and Complementary of Approaches in Design and Technology Education, Apr 2015, Marseille, France. ⟨hal-01438770⟩

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