Introducing Maker-Inspired Technology in the Finnish Craft Subject - A Case Study from One School

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In the last two decades, the use of technology in Finnish basic education has developed rapidly. The combination of digital and analogue resources is emphasized especially in the maker movement to reduce abstraction in digital equipment. Craft as a learning subject has substantive conditions for offering pupils instruction in both traditional analogue and current digital working methods within the subject area. The purpose of this study was to examine what kind of knowledge and skill development are expressed when three types of maker-inspired technologies consisting of 3D modelling, 3D printing and e-textiles, are integrated into a lesson sequence in craft in Grade 7 in a Finnish basic education school. The study was conducted as an action research cycle consisting of seven lessons within a craft sequence. The data collection method was a questionnaire. The study shows the development of pupils' self-reported knowledge and skills as well as their attitudes towards the technological contents of the lesson sequence.
Translated title of the contributionIntroducing Maker-Inspired Technology in the Finnish Craft Subject - A Case Study from One School
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313
Number of pages321
JournalTechne Series: Research in Sloyd Education and Craft Science A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventPATT38 Pupils’ Attitudes Toward Technology : Technology in our Hands. Creative Pedagogy and Ambitious Teacher Educatio - Online
Duration: 27 Apr 202130 Apr 2021
Conference number: 38

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