DAVIDSON, M., LUNN, S. and MURPHY, P., 2002. Developing an effective pedagogy in the classroom : implications for design and technology. Design & Technology Association International Research Conference, 12-14 April, pp. 51-55
The nature of creative problem solving is summarised and
used to examine examples of teachers’ practice. Examples
are drawn from both the ‘design and make’ approach and
the Young Foresight initiative. Characteristics of the
teachers’ pedagogy are identified and linked to the nature of
the activities and tasks that the students were engaged in.
Effective practice resulting in creative problem solving is
identified and the influence of task and pedagogy on this
practice discussed. Questions are raised about how insights
provided by the Young Foresight initiative can be used to
enhance problem solving in the curriculum as a whole.