We are pleased to share the latest publication of our team members Christina Ioanna Pappa, Despoina Georgiou, and Daniel Pittich. Their research article "Assessing the state of technology education in primary schools: a systematic review of the last 2 decades" was published in the journal International Journal of Technology and Design Education. This study presents a systematic review of technology education in primary schools, emphasizing terminology and key aspects like student and teacher factors, classroom communication, and professional growth. Following PRISMA guidelines, the review analyzed 1206 papers from Web of Science and ERIC databases, with 33 papers meeting inclusion criteria. Findings reveal a growing but fragmented field of research in primary school technology education, with diverse definitions and a lack of clarity in curricular concepts. This study contributes to understanding the current state and challenges in this area, offering insights for teacher professional development and technology-enhanced teaching practices.
See the whole article here: Pappa, C. I., Georgiou, D., & Pittich, D. (2023). Assessing the state of technology education in primary schools: a systematic review of the last 2 decades. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-023-09851-9