PATT38: 27th – 30th April 2021
***PATT38 Pupils’ Attitudes Toward Technology — Conference from Finland***
***Technology in our Hands. Creative Pedagogy and Ambitious Teacher Education.***
Thank you of being a part of the 38th Pupils’ Attitudes Toward Technology Conference hosted by the University of Turku!
PATT brings together researchers, authors and educators who work on technology education. It is one of the most significant events in its field. The PATT38 conference programme includes a local program offered by the University of Turku and speeches and presentations on the latest research results. As a result of the Covid-19 situation, the conference was held completely online via Zoom.
The future oriented conference was organized by the Department of Teacher Education from the Rauma Campus offering connections and presentations from among the scientific PATT-community experts and international colleagues worldwide.
Beside the scientific program attendees had an opportunity to see hands-on work in workshops and makerspaces as well as meet student teachers and teacher educators especially from the discipline of Craft, Design and Technology Education (CDTE). See the research themes and recent articles of CDTE here. The virtual visit to the Rauma Teacher Training School was an unique chance to experience the Finnish comprehensive education and the training school system.
The theme of the conference “Technology in our Hands – Creative Pedagogy and Ambitious Teacher Education” highlights the contemporary view of human cognition being ultimately based on
bodily experiences. In technology education this implies the acknowledgement of the importance of physical objects, experiences and activities in the creation and application of technology.
A precondition for high level technology education is ambitious teacher education.
It was truly a pleasure to have you at the PATT38 Conference!
PATT COMMUNITY – Technology education experts from around the world
Pupils ’Attitude Toward Technology, PATT, is an international scientific community coordinated from the Netherlands whose mission is to promote technology research. The most important annual meeting of the community is the PATT Conference, which brings together researchers, authors and teachers of technology education from around the world. The background community for the PATT Conference is the ITEEA International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, which represents 35,000 people involved in technology education around the world. The aim of the ITEEA, as a professional organization, is to promote technological literacy by supporting the teaching of technology and developing the professional skills of experts in the field. The PATT39 Conference will be held in Newfoundland, Canada, in 2022. Two previous PATT Conferences: PATT37 Conference in Malta 2019 and PATT36 Conference in Athlone, Ireland, 2018.
PATT38 CONFERENCE – The first PATT Conference hosted from Finland
The PATT conference of 2021, which was the 38th meeting of the community, was organized from the Rauma Campus of the University of Turku – the conference was held remotely in its entirety. The PATT38 conference brought together about 200 international professionals, attendees from the host university and Finnish teachers. The main language of the conference was English: the conference had attended from a total of 19 countries and 45 universities. The programme of the conference consisted of the local program of the host university and speeches and presentations on the latest research in the field. The research presented at the conference focused on, among other things, the importance of craft and technology education, design and technology in education, and assessment in technology and design education. The conference provided an opportunity to hear about learning projects and case studies, learning environments as enablers of activities, and teacher training in the Craft, Design and Technology Education (CDTE).
Technology in our Hands – Creative Pedagogy and Ambitious Teacher Education
The theme of the PATT38 conference was Technology in our Hands – Creative Pedagogy and Ambitious Teacher Education. This highlights the contemporary view of human cognition being ultimately based on bodily experiences. In technology education this implies the acknowledgement of the importance of physical objects, experiences and activities in the creation and application of technology. A precondition for high level technology education is ambitious teacher education. The conference guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the Finnish school system, teacher training and the Craft, Design and Technology Education (CDTE), the use of educational robotics as a learning environment and the teaching facilities of the Rauma Campus in the Rauma Teacher Training School and Teknika.
OL NIINGON GOTONAS! Committees & partners
The PATT38 Conference was chaired by Eila Lindfors, Professor of Craft, Design and Technology Education at the University of Turku, Rauma Campus. The practical arrangements for the conference were the responsibility of the organizing committee, which consisted of CDTE staff and students from the Rauma Campus. The scientific committee of the conference was responsible for the content of the scientific programme of the conference and for the peer-reviewed articles published through it. Other partners of the conference included the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, the City of Rauma and the City of Riihimäki.