TERG director, Dr Niall Seery presenting the UL GRASS project team's paper “Identifying, Developing and Grading ‘Soft Skills’ in Design and Technology Education: A Methodological Approach” at the 32nd Pupils’ Attitudes Towards Technology (PATT) conference in Utrecht (Netherlands). This paper focused on detailing TERG’s contribution to the development of an assessment architecture capable of validly and reliably grading soft skills in Design and Technology Education. Significant emphasis was placed on exploring the nature and effect of evidence produced in Initial Technology Teacher Education (ITTE) modules, specifically, the triangulation of this evidence in relation to its ecological validity and the digital accreditation of badges.
The conference provided an audience of academics concerned with the utilization of technology in education. It is envisioned that many GRASS related activities will emerge as a result of networking between the UL GRASS team and this audience.
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