Chapter 1 Philosophy as Critique.- Chapter 2 Critique of Technology.- Chapter 3 Critiquing Design: Perspectives and World Views on Design, and Design and Technology Education, for the Common Good.- Chapter 4 The Identification and Location of Critical Thinking and Critiquing in Design and Technology Education.- Chapter 5 Alternative Knowledge Systems.- Chapter 6 Critiquing as Design and Technology Curriculum Journey: History, Theory, Politics, and Potential.- Chapter 7 Critique as Disposition.- Chapter 8 Empathy as an Aspect for Critical Thought and Action in Design and Technology.- Chapter 9 Critiquing Teaching: Developing Critique through Critical Reflection and Reflexive Practice.- Chapter 10 A Critique of Technology Education for All in a Social and Cultural Environment.- Chapter 11 Disruptive Technologies.- Chapter 12 Critiquing Literature: Children's Literature as a Learning Tool for Critical Awareness.- Chapter 13 Modelling as a Form of Critique.- Chapter 14 Politicizing the Discourse of Consumerism: Reflections on the Story of Stuff.- Chapter 15 Hyper Design Thinking: Critique, Praxis and Reflection.
Professor P John Williams is the Director of the STEM
Education Research Group in the School of Education at Curtin
University, Australia, where he teaches and supervises research
students in technology education. Apart from New Zealand, he has
worked and studied in a number of African and Indian Ocean
countries, as well as Australia and the United States. He directed
the nationally funded Investigation into the Status of Technology
Education in Australian Schools. His current research interests
include mentoring beginning teachers, PCK and electronic assessment
Professor Kay Stables is Emeritus Professor of Design Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. A founder member of the Technology Education Research Unit (TERU), she has directed and contributed to projects in primary and secondary education in the UK and abroad. With Richard Kimbell, she authored the TERU retrospective, Research Design Learning (2007). More recently, together with Steve Keirl, she published Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education's contribution to sustainable global futures (2015), an edited collection of theoretical and practice based approaches. Her recent research has focused on design, creativity and sustainable development, digital tools in assessment (the e-scape project) and designer well-being, as well as creating dialogic frameworks to support the development of D&T capability, including in digital environments.
"The authors present a wide range of perspectives around design and technology activity stretching and challenging in roughly equal measure; thus espousing the ideas of critical theory. ... This is an essential read for the thinking design and technology teacher, teacher educator or researcher. Prepare to be challenged. Prepare to be bamboozled. Prepare to think. But read it nonetheless." (Matt McLain, Design and Technology Education, Vol. 22 (3), December, 2017)