What Children Are Supposed to Learn in Primary Technology Education

  • Eva BjörkholmEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Technology Education book series (CITE)


The aim of this chapter is to shed light on a specific and fundamental issue for teachers in primary technology education – What do students know when they achieve the knowledge goals for technology education? In order to design teaching, and assess and support students’ development of knowledge, teachers need this kind of detailed knowledge. In the studies described, the capability to evaluate the fitness for purpose of technical solutions and to construct a specific linkage mechanism was explored in two technology classrooms with students aged 6–8 years. The results suggest aspects on which the teaching has to focus, in order to make the intended learning possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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