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Title: Questioning the design and technology paradigm
Authors: Hope, Gill
Keywords: paradigm
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: © DATA
Citation: HOPE, G., 2002. Questioning the design and technology paradigm. Design & Technology Association International Research Conference, 12-14 April, pp. 91-101
Abstract: My initial reaction to ‘Questioning the design and technology paradigm’ was a list of questions about the question: 1. Define paradigm 2. Whose paradigm? (question the and paradigm singular) What is the design and technology paradigm? Does a consensual view exist, in the UK? worldwide? Do teachers know what the present paradigm is meant to be? How close is this to political doctrine – the rightness of what we believe? 3. Who is doing the questioning – teachers/implementers or the politically ambitious? 4. Why and in what way is it being questioned? 5. Does it need to be questioned, if it exists? 6. What changes will this lead to? (change overload?) Then the questions I would like to ask: • do we need a consensus view? • is there not strength in diversity? • are there not dangers in an agreed ontology? I definitely want to challenge the one right answer paradigm. I think that what is needed is a clearer idea of what design and technology is, or could become. And this, finally, became the question which I found myself addressing.
Description: This is a conference paper
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3182
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