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Title: Computer Aided Design : implications for pupil attainment and assessment
Authors: Fraser, Alister S.
Hodgson, Tony
Keywords: CAD
Assessment and design
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © DATA
Citation: FRASER, A. and HODGSON, T., 2007. Computer Aided Design : implications for pupil attainment and assessment. IN: Norman, E.W.L. and Spendlove, D. (eds.). The Design and Technology Association International Research Conference 2007, University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus, 4,5,6 July. Wellesbourne : The Design and Technology Association, pp. 21-26
Abstract: Previous research has established that, at the very least, the introduction of CAD into design practice led to the better communication and presentation of ideas in the form of high quality outcomes. It recognised that the predominant use of CAD as a means of output is likely to be encouraged by its ability to directly support separate points of assessment rather than focusing on the act of designing itself. This paper develops on the previous research undertaken by means of a web administered survey and highlights a strong relationship between CAD implementation and an increase in pupil attainment. The paper suggests CAD allows pupils to consistently meet a level of quality, manufacture and accuracy that is well rewarded by some specific points of assessment. Teachers observed an increase in the percentage average A*-C grades of around 10%. The paper reflects on a number of specific case studies which illustrate that despite the emphasis on final outcome it was apparent that CAD was contributing to not only the general quality of pupils’ design work (in terms of presentation etc) but additionally the quality of design development.
Description: This is a conference paper
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3292
ISBN: 1898788839
Appears in Collections:D&T Association Conference Series

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