Justification of the Dual-Phase Project-Based PedagogicalApproach in a Primary School Technology Unit

Michael Drain
2010, Vol. 15, No. 1,


This research paper describes the use of the Cognitive Apprenticeship (CA) framework to analyse the practices of teacher and students observed during a technology unit.Twenty three children aged 9-10 years were involved in the research and they were taught in a standard classroom. The analysis provides evidence that a two-phase project-based approach was an effective way to implement a technology unit with this primary school class.


project based approach, primary technology, cognitiveapprenticeship

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