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Professor John Williams

Professor John Williams Professor John Williams
Position Director
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Education
Department Science and Mathematics Education Centre (SMEC)
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 501.Level 4
Phone +61 8 9266 5814
Email Pjohn.Williams@curtin.edu.au

Overview

Professor P John Williams is the Director of the STEM Education Research Group at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, where he teaches and supervises research students in technology education.  Apart from Australia, he has worked and studied in a number of African and Indian Ocean countries and in New Zealand, and the United States.  His current research interests include mentoring beginning teachers, PCK and electronic assessment of performance.  He regularly presents at international and national conferences, consults on Technology Education in a number of countries, and is a longstanding member of eight professional associations. He is the editor of the Australasian Journal of Technology Education, advisory editor of the International Journal of Technology and Design Education, series editor of the Springer Contemporary Issues in Technology Education and is on the editorial board of five other professional journals. He has authored or contributed to over 220 publications, and in 2011 he was elected to the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s Academy of Fellows for prominence in the profession.

Memberships, Awards and Training

AWARDS

International Development and Support of Design and Technology. The Design and Technology Association (UK) Excellence award for 2016.

Contribution to Research Award. The 2015 Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) award for outstanding scholarly research in the field of Technology education, and for high quality work that has developed teacher understanding and confidence in Technology education over a sustained period of time.

Best Paper Award. A cautious secondary school approach to the T in STEM, with PhD student Mathew Thomas, at the STEM 2014 conference, July 12-15, in Vancouver.

Outstanding Research Award, 2014. This award is granted by the Council for Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE) for outstanding scholarly research in the field of Technology and Engineering Teacher Education. This award is presented to a member of the CTETE who has provided significant service to the profession through research and related scholarship in the preparation of Technology and Engineering Education teachers or enhancement of professional practice in technology education.

Academy of Fellows Award, 2011. This award is given to an outstanding educator who has worked

to further research and practice for technology and engineering education. This Award is the highest award given by the International Technology and Engineering Education Association and only one other time has it been given to a person outside of the United States.

Paul T. Hiser Exemplary Publication Award for 2010. This award was established to recognize the best single article to appear in The Journal of Technology Studies each calendar year by the academic honour society, Epsilon Pi Tau. The article was ‘Technology Education to Engineering: a Good Move?’ Journal of Technology Studies, 36(2), 10-19. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v36/v36n2/pdf/williams.pdf

Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honorary for Professions in Technology. I was inducted into Epsilon pi Tau in recognition of ‘exemplary leadership in the technology professions, promoting excellence in preparation and excellence in practice’. The induction ceremony took place at the Second Jerusalem International Science and Technology Education Conference in January, 1996.

EXAMINATIONS AND VISTING SCHOLARSHIPS

External Examiner, University of Malawi. 2014 - .

Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London, July – September, 2014.

Visiting Scholar, National Taiwan Normal University and National Kaohsiung Normal University, to work with faculty and students in Technology Education research. May, 2014.

External Examiner for the Hong Kong Institute of Education Bachelor of Education in Design and Technology, 2000-2009

Chief Examiner in Design Technology for the International Baccalaureate Organization, Geneva, 2003-2009

Visiting Scholar, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China. This scholarship was to collaborate with the development and implementation of a national curriculum for Technology Education in China, and to work with postgraduate students and researchers, March – May, 2006.

Consultant to the Seychelles Ministry of Education in the development of a unified Technology Education Curriculum for primary and secondary education, 2003-2005.

MEMBERSHIPS

International Technology and Engineering Education Association (USA, 1981)

Epsilon Pi Tau (International) (1983)

Technology Education New Zealand (2009)

The Design and Technology Association (UK, Foundation member, 1991)

Council for Technology Teacher Education (USA, 1997)

Institute of Technology Education (Australia, 1985-2005)

Australian Council for Education Through Technology (1985-1996)

The Design and Education Council of Australia (1991-2008)        

The Design and Technology Teachers Association of WA (1997-2010)

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Employment History

2016 -                          Director, Science and Maths Education Centre (SMEC) Curtin University.

2015 - 2016                Acting Head, Te Hononga, School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato.

2010 -  2016          Director: Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre; University of Waikato

2007 - 2009            Secondary Program Director, School of Education, Edith Cowan University (ECU)

2003                         Acting Associate Dean, International and Commercial, Faculty of CSESS, ECU

1999 – 2002            Coordinator, International and Commercial Activities, Faculty of CSESS, ECU.

1995 - 2009            Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, Technology Education, ECU.

1991 – 1995            Lecturer, Department of Applied Science and Technology, University of Newcastle, Australia.

1991                         Technology Teacher, Ashfield High School, Sydney, Australia.

1986 - 1990            Principal Lecturer, Belvedere Technical Teachers College, Uni of Zimbabwe.

1987 – 1989            Lecturer (pt), Faculty of Education, University of Zimbabwe.

1985                         Lecturer, Applied Arts Department, Avondale College, NSW, Australia.

1977- 1979             Teacher, Industrial Arts, Adelaide High School, Australia.

1976                         Package Designer, Leigh-Mardon, Brisbane, Australia.

1975                         Builder, self employed, Melbourne, Australia.

 

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Teaching

Postgraduate Technology Education

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Research Fields

Education

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Research Interests

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

STEM Literacy

Pedagogical Content Knowledge. The development of STEM PCK.

Research in Technology Education. The trends that are taking place in research in Technology Education since 2006.

Pathways into teaching. Mature student reactions to alternative entry pathways into technology teaching.

e-portfolios. The development and use of e-portfolios to authentically represent performance achievement by upper level secondary students.

Networked inquiry learning. This research project aims to understand what networked inquiry learning looks like in junior secondary science classrooms.

FUNDED RESEARCH

2015

Chief Investigator

Technology Education CoRes

University of Waikato, Faculty of Education.

$3,906

2014

Chief Investigator

Digital Representations of authentic student performance for assessment, developing and trialling on line templates for senior secondary technology students.

University of Waikato, Faculty of Education.

$4,681

 

2012

 

Director

 

Networked enquiry learning research project aims to understand what networked inquiry learning looks like in junior secondary science classrooms.

 

NZ Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Grant

 

$200,000

2011

Researcher

Promoting pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) development for early career secondary teachers

NZ Teaching and Learning Research Initiative Grant

$100,000

 

2008-2010

 

Co-Chief

Investigator

Establishing the feasibility of digital forms for authentic and reliable assessment of performance in Western Australian senior secondary school courses.

 

Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

 

$700,000

2008-2009

Member of research team

Assessing And Improving Spatial Ability For Design-Based Disciplines Utilising Online Systems

Australian Carrick

Institute Grant

 

$310,460

2008

Chief

Investigator

Innovative Design in Remote

Schools.

Australian Federal government School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics Project Grant

 

$77,200

 

 2007-2008

 

Chief

Investigator

 

Verification of good pedagogical practice in technology education.

Australian Federal government School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics Project Grant

 

$70,000

 

2006-2007

 

Co-chief investigator

The use of computers to assess learning outcomes in year 11-12

Courses of Study.

ECU Industry Links Grant with WA Curriculum Council

 

$60,000

 

1999-2001

 

Chief

Investigator

Investigation of the teaching and learning of technology in Australian primary and secondary schools

Australian Federal Department of Education Training and Youth Affairs

 

$267,400

Non-Competitive Grants

 

2009-2011

Chief

Investigator

Professional Mentoring for

Novice teachers.

WA Department of Education research grant

 

$121,407

 

2007

 

Chief

Investigator

The use of digital tablets in facilitating student feedback on electronically submitted assignments.

 

Edith Cowan University Teaching and Learning Grant

 

$4601

 

2007

 

Chief

Investigator

Outcomes of secondary student’s participation in university based courses.

ECU Faculty of Education and Arts Small Research grant

 

$4,961

 

2005

 

Director

Validation of Engineering teachers support materials for a new Engineering Course.

Department of Education and Training (WA) grant.

 

$38,500

 

2004

 

Director

Development of an outcomes based assessment rubric for Engineering projects .

Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Australia

 

$10,000

 

2003-4

 

Director

Development and trialling of WA Materials Design and Technology Studies Syllabus

WA Curriculum

Council

 

$11,800

 

2002

 

Director

Development of the WA Engineering Studies Syllabus

WA Curriculum

Council

 

$9,800

 

1997-1998

 

Co- developer

Development of the WA Technology and Enterprise Learning Area Framework

WA Curriculum

Council

 

$24,000

 

1997-1998

 

Chief

Investigator

Evaluation of Technology Education Program in Mpumulanga Province, South Africa

PROTEC, South

African NGO

 

$10,400

 

1996-1998

Co-chief investigator

The attitudes toward technology of Mauritian students.

Mauritius Institute of

Education

 

$2,009

 

1996

 

Co-Director

Development of a Workforce Plan for the Technology and Enterprise Learning Area

Education Department of Western Australia

 

$9,980

 

1996

Chief

Investigator

The impact of shared electronic workplaces on the design process.

Edith Cowan University Faculty of Education research grant

 

$3,150

 

1994

Co-chief investigator

Problem Based Learning methodology in a technology education context

ECU Innovative

Teaching Grant

 

$3,600

 

1993

Chief

Investigator

Developments in Design and Technology education in the United Kingdom.

NSW Education Training Foundation Professional Development grant

 

$1,621

1992

Chief Investigator

Australia’s contribution to Global Perspectives in Technology.

Technical Foundation of America grant

 

$1,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Specialty Areas

PUBLICATIONS (Since 2000)

Books, Academic

 Gedera, D. & Williams, P.J. (Eds.) (2016) Activity Theory in Education: research and practice. Netherlands: Sense.

Williams, P.J., Jones, A. & Bunttung, C. (Eds) (2014) The future of technology education. Singapore: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-170-1_11

Williams, P.J. (Ed) (2013) Technology Education for the future: a play on sustainability.  Proceedings of the PATT 27 International Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 2-6. Waikato, New Zealand: TEMS Education Research Centre, 515pp. http://www.iteea.org/Conference/PATT/PATT27/PATT27proceedingsNZDec2013.pdf

Williams, P.J. and Newhouse, C.P. (Eds.) (2013) Digital Representations of Student Performance for Assessment. Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 224pp.

 Williams, P.J. (Ed) (2012) Technology Education for Teachers. Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 264pp. https://www.sensepublishers.com/media/1449-technology-education-for-teachers.pdf

 Gumbo, M. & Williams, P.J. (2012) Technology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge. Lambert Academic Publishing, 112pp.

Williams, P.J. (Ed) (2006) International Technology Teacher Training. 55th Yearbook (2006) of the International Council for Technology Teacher Education. Peoria, Ill: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

 De Miranda, M; Lee, S; Miyakawa, H. and Williams, P.J. (Eds.) (2004) International Cooperation in Industrial Technology Education. Japan: Aichi University of Education. 162pp.

Book chapters

 Williams, P.J., Saunders, K., Otrel-Cass, K., Khoo, E., Cowie, B. & van de Merwe, S. (2015). The implementation of e-networks to support inquiry learning in Science. Chapter 5 in C. Koh (Ed.) Motivation, leadership and curriculum design – engaging the net generation and 21st Century Learners. Singapore: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-230-2

Gedera, D., Williams, P.J., and Wright, N. (2015) Identifying Factors Influencing Students’ Motivation and Engagement in Online Courses. Chapter 2 in C. Koh (Ed.) Motivation, Leadership and Curriculum design. Singapore: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-230-2

Williams, P.J. (2014) Vocational and general technology education. Chapter 11 in P.J. Williams et al (Eds.) The future of technology education. Singapore: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-170-1_11

Buntting, C., Williams, P.J. & Jones, A., (2014) The more things change, the more (some) things stay the same. Chapter 1 in P.J. Williams et al (Eds.) The future of technology education. Singapore: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-170-1_11

Jones, A., Buntting, C. & Williams, P.J. (2014) Much remains to be done. Chapter 13 in P.J. Williams et al (Eds.) The future of technology education. Singapore: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-170-1_11

Williams, P.J. (2014) Technological Literacy and Digital Democracy – a relationship grounded in Technology Education. Chapter 4 in J. Dakers (Ed) New Frontiers in Technological Literacy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Williams, P.J. & Campbell, A. (2013) Method and Analysis, Chapter 3 in P.J. Williams and C.P. Newhouse (Eds.) Digital Representations of Student Performance for Assessment, pp. 30-48. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

 Williams, P.J. (2013) Engineering Studies, Chapter 5 in P.J. Williams and C.P. Newhouse (Eds.) Digital Representations of Student Performance for Assessment, pp. 99-124. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

 Banks, F. & Williams, P.J. (2013) International perspectives on Technology Education. Chapter 3 in G. Owen-Jackson (Ed) Debates in Design and Technology Education (pp 31-48). London: Routledge.

Williams, P.J. & Forret, M. (2013) Capturing the interest of the technologically-savvy science learner. Chapter 5 in A. Fitzgerald (Ed.) Learning and Teaching Primary Science, pp 72-87. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

Williams, P.J. (2012) Portfolio Review, Chapter 11 in H. Askland,  A. Williams & M. Ostwald (Eds.) Assessing Creativity, pp. 250-254. Sydney: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Williams, P.J. (2012) Introduction. Chapter 1 in P.J. Williams (Ed), Technology Education for Teachers, pp 1-14. Netherlands: Sense Publishers. (https://www.sensepublishers.com/ media/1449- technology-education-for-teachers.pdf

Williams, P.J. (2011) Dispositions as explicit learning goals for Engineering and Technology Education. Chapter 6 in M. Barak & M. Hacker (Eds), Fostering Human Development through Engineering and Technology Education, pp 89-102. Rotterdam, Sense Publishers.

Williams, P.J. (2011) Engineering: good for Technology Education? Chapter 8 in M. de Vries (Ed), Positioning Technology Education in the Curriculum, pp 87-108. Rotterdam, Sense Publishers.

 Williams, P.J. (2009) Teacher Education and Professional Development. Chapter 43 in A. Jones and M.de Vries (Eds.) International Handbook of Research and Development in Technology Education, pp 93-104. Rotterdam, Sense Publishers.

Williams, P.J. (2009) Teacher Education. Chapter 44 in A. Jones and M. de Vries (Eds.) International Handbook of Research and Development in Technology Education, pp 93-104. Rotterdam, Sense Publishers.

Williams, P. J. (2007) Stakeholders in Technology Education, in M. J. deVries, R. Custer, J. Dakers & G. Martin, (Eds), Analysing Best Practices in Technology Education, pp 179-190. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Williams, P. J. (2006) Technology Teacher Education in Australia. Chapter 1 in P. J. Williams (Ed), International Technology Teacher Training. 55th Yearbook of the International Council for Technology Teacher Education, pp 1 – 22. Peoria, Ill: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

Williams, P. J. (2006) Technology Teacher Education, in P. J. Williams (Ed), International Technology Teacher Training. 55th Yearbook of the International Council for Technology Teacher Education, pp 265-271. Peoria, Ill: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

Williams, P. J. (2006) Technology Education in Australia: Twenty Years in Retrospect. Chapter 14 in M. de Vries & I. Mottier (Eds.): International Handbook of Technology Education: The State of the Art, pp 183-196. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Williams, P.J. (2004) Technology Education in an International Context, in M. De Miranda, S. Lee, H. Miyakawa and P.J. Williams (Eds.), International Cooperation in Industrial Technology Education (pp. 1-16). Japan: Aichi University of Education.

Williams, P.J. (2003). Technology Education in Australia, in G. Graube, M. Dyrenfurth and W. Theuerkauf (Eds.), Technology Education: International Concepts and Perspectives (pp. 127- 140).  Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Refereed Journal Articles

 Lin, Kuen-Yi & Williams, P. John (2015) Two-stage hands-on technology activity to develop preservice teachers’ competency in applying science and maths concepts. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10798-015-9340-1.

Nguyen, N., Williams, P.J. & Forret, M. (2015) Teaching Model of Integrating Constructivist & Sociocultural Learning Principles and Information & Communication Technology. International Journal of Science Educators and Teachers, 1(1), 19 – 40.

Williams, P. John (2015) Research in Technology Education: looking back to move forward…again. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10798-015-9316-1

Lin, Kuen-Yi & Williams, P. John (2015) Taiwanese Preservice Teachers’ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching Intention. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education March, DOI:10.1007/s10763-015-9645-2

Cooper, M., Williams, PJ. & Awidi, I. (2014) Professional distance-mentoring of beginning Design and Technology and Home Economics teachers. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(2), 45-58.

Gumbo, M. & Williams, P.J. (2014) Discovering grade 8 technology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge in the Tshwane District of Guateng Province. International Journal of Education Sciences, 6(3), 479-488.

Cowie, B. & Williams, P.J. (2013) Special Issue: Knowledge Building in New Zealand Schools: The Journey Begins. Computers in New Zealand Schools: Learning, teaching, technology, 25(1-3), 1-2. http://www.otago.ac.nz/cdelt/cinzs/otago063953.html

Williams, P.J., Cowie, B., Khoo, E., Saunders, K., Taylor, S. & Otrel-Cass, K. (2013) Implementing e-network-supported inquiry learning in science. SET: Research Information for Teachers, 3, 11-19. http://www.nzcer.org.nz/nzcerpress/set/set-2013-no-3

Gedera, D. & Williams, P.J. (2013) Using Activity Theory to understand contradictions in an online university course facilitated by Moodle. International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science, 10(1), 33-40.

Hume, A., Eames, C., John Williams, PJ., & Lockley, J. (2013)  The benefits of collaborative Content Representation (CoRe) design with experts for early career secondary teachers in science and technology. SET: research information for teachers, 2, 35-43. http://www.nzcer.org.nz/nzcerpress/set/articles/benefits-    collaborative-content-representation-core-design-experts-early-care

Gedera, D. & Williams, P.J. (2013) The use of learning technologies to facilitate engagement in an online course. International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science, 9(2), 12 – 20.

Williams, P.J. (2013) Research in Technology Education: looking back to move forward. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. 23(1), 1-9. http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10798-011-9170-8

Nguyen, N., Williams, P.J. & Nguyen, T. (2013) The use of ICT in teaching tertiary physics: Technology and pedagogy. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 13(2). http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/v13_issue2/nhung/

 Gedera, D., Williams, P.J. & Wright, N. (2013) An analysis of Moodle in facilitating asynchronous activities in a fully online university course. International Journal of Science and Applied Information Technology, 2(2), 06-10.  http://warse.org/pdfs/2013/ica4esp02.pdf

Williams, P. J. (2012) Investigating the feasibility of using digital representations of work for performance assessment in engineering. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 22(2), 187-203. DOI 10.1007/s10798-011-9192-2

Williams, P. J. & Kimbell, R. (2012) Conclusion. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 22(2), 265-270. DOI 10.1007/s10798-011-9196-y

Chikasanda, V., Otrel-Cass, K., Williams, J. and Jones, A. (2012) Enhancing teachers’ technological pedagogical knowledge and practices: a professional development model for technology teachers in Malawi.  International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 23(3), 597-622. DOI10.1007/s10798-012-9206-8

Williams, P. J. (2012) Maximising the potential of ICT to provide authentic summative assessment opportunities. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 24(2), pp 137-155. http://education2x.otago.ac.nz/cinzs/mod/resource/view.php?id=316

Pagram, J. & Williams, P.J. (2012) Digital Assessment in Secondary Schools: A Western Australian Experience Focusing on a Senior Engineering Course. Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application, 1(1), 14-30.

Williams, P.J., Eames, C., Hume, A., Lockley, J. (2012) Promoting pedagogical content knowledge development for early career secondary teachers in science and technology using content representations. Research in Science & Technological Education 30(3), 327-343. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02635143.2012.740005

Williams, P.J. (2011) STEM Education: Proceed with Caution. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, 16(1), 26-35.

Williams, P.J. & Gumbo, M. (2011) Discovering New Zealand Technology Teacher’s PCK. The Journal of Technology Studies, 37(1), 50-60. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v37/v37n1/

Williams, P.J. & Penny, D. (2011) Authentic Assessment in Performance based Subjects. Teachers and Curriculum, 12, 19-27.

Williams, P.J. (2010) Technology Education to Engineering: a Good Move? Journal of Technology Studies, 36(2), 10-19. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v36/v36n2/pdf/williams.pdf

Williams, P.J. (2009) Technological literacy: a multliteracies approach for democracy. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 19(3), 237-254.

Williams, P.J. (2008) Using DEPTH as a Framework for the Determination of Teacher Professional Development. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 18(3), 275-284. Williams, P.J., Barak, M. & Iglesias, J. (2008) Problem Based Learning: an approach to technology education in three countries. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 18(4), 319-335.

Williams, P. J. (2007) A Global Curriculum: Design Technology in the International Baccalaureate. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 12(3), 47-57.

Williams, P.J. & Wellbourne-Wood, S. (2006) Design for Experience: a New Rationale. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 11(2), 9-19.

Williams, P.J., Newhouse, C.P. & Pearson, J. (2006) Supporting mobile education for pre-service teachers. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 22(3), 289-311.

Williams, P.J. & Williams, A. (2004) The Outcome of the Application of Learning contracts in Design Projects. British Journal of Engineering Education, 4(1), 53-60.

 Williams, P.J. (2004) Distance Education for Technology Teachers. Journal of Technology Studies 30(3), 27-34. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/

Williams, P.J. & Davies, D. (2001) Design and Technology: Two Cultures or Unitary Concept?  The Journal of Design and Technology Education, 8(3), 213-216.

Williams, P.J. (2000) Processes of Technology. Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia, 7(2), 15-21.

Williams, P J. (2000) Design: the only Methodology of Technology?  Journal of Technology Education, 11(2), 48-61.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

 Williams, P.J. (2016) CoRe development for Technology teachers PCK. Presented at the PATT-ITEEA Conference, Collaborating to build a diverse STEM-literate society, Washington DC, March 2-4.

Reinsfield, L. & Williams, P.J. (2015) Exploring teacher’s enactment of the Technology curriculum. Presented at the Technology Education New Zealand conference, 20/20 Vision, Hamilton New Zealand, October 4-7.

Boodhoo, C. & Williams, P.J. (2015) Assessment in Design and Technology in Mauritius. Presented at the Technology Education New Zealand conference, 20/20 Vision, Hamilton New Zealand, October 4-7.

Williams, P.J. (2015) Technology Education in New Zealand. XXI International Scientific-Practical Conference: Modern technology education in schools and pedagogical university. Moscow, September.

Williams, P.J. (2015) Research Trends in Technology Education. 23rd Southern African Association for Research in Science and Technology Education: Mathematics Science and Technology Education for empowerment and equity. Maputo, Mozambique, January.

Williams, P.J. (2014) Research Developments in Technology Education. Presented at the Technology Education Research Conference (TERC), Technology Education: Learning for Life, Sydney, Australia, November 26-29.

Thomas, T.M. & Williams, P.J. (2014) STEM interaction in a Technological Design Context. Presented at the Technology Education Research Conference (TERC), Technology Education: Learning for Life, Sydney, Australia, November 26-29.

Williams, P.J. & Thomas, M. (2014) A cautious secondary school approach to the T in STEM. Presented at the STEM 2014 conference, STEM Education and our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts, Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15.

Bowskill, N. & Williams, P.J. (2013) Exploring the dual approaches to Technology Education in NZ secondary schools.  Presented at the PATT 27 International Conference, Technology Education for the future: a play on sustainability, Christchurch, New Zealand, December 2-6, pp 65-73.

Williams, P.J. (2013) Using ICT to support Science Inquiry Learning. Presented at the World Conference on Science and Technology Education. Kuching, Malaysia, October.

Gedera, D. and Williams, P.J. (2013) The use of learning technologies to facilitate engagement in an online course. Presented at the 2nd International conference on E-Education & Learning Technologies, Singapore, May. Published in the International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science, 9(2), pp. 23-31.

Williams, P. J. (2013). Past and future research in technology education. In International Conference on Technology Education (ICTE) in the Asia Pacific Region (pp. 19-28). Conference held at Nanjing, China: International Conference on Technology Education (ICTE).

Nguyen, N., Williams, P. J., & Forret, M. (2013). Integrating information and communication technology into teaching physics – a pedagogic model. In The 44th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference. Conference held at Wellington, New Zealand.

 Williams, P. J., Saunders, K., Khoo, E., & Cowie, B. (2013). Networked inquiry learning in secondary science education. In 44th Annual Australian Science Education Research Association. Conference held at Wellington, New Zealand.

Gedera, D. and Williams, P.J. (2013) Using Activity Theory to understand contradictions in an online university course facilitated by Moodle. Presented at the 2nd International conference on E- Education & Learning Technologies, Singapore, May. Published in the International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science, 10(1), pp. 32-40. Singapore, June.

Williams, P.J. (2013) Electronic Tools that support Inquiry Learning. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 27(2) Conference: Improving Technology and Engineering Education for all Students: Research based plans of Action. Columbus, USA, March. http://www.iteea.org/Conference/pattproceedings.htm

Gumbo, M. and Williams, P.J. (2012) Discovering South African Technology Teachers Pedagogical Content Knowledge. 21st Southern African Association for Research in Science and Technology Education: Mathematics Science and Technology Education – A Bridge to the Future. Lilongwe, Malawi, January.

Chikasanda, V., Williams, P.J., Otrel-Cass, K. & Jones, A. (2012) Using PATT as a professional development tool for technology teachers. 21st Southern African Association for Research in Science and Technology Education: Mathematics Science and Technology Education – A Bridge to the Future. Lilongwe, Malawi, January.

Williams, J., Khoo, E., Cowie, B., Saunders, K., Taylor, S., & Otrel-Cass, K. (2012). An investigation of networked inquiry in junior secondary science classrooms. In New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference and Annual Meeting. Conference held at Hamilton, New Zealand.

Chantaranima, T., Yuenyong, C. & Williams, PJ. (2012) The identification of pedagogical content knowledge from an expert physics teacher’s class. ASEAN Graduate Research Congress, Chaing Mai, Thailand, March.

Hume, A., Eames, C., Williams, J., & Lockley, J. (2012). Enhancing the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of early career chemistry teachers through collaborative Content Representation (CoRe) design with experts. In SciCon 2012. Conference held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Otrel-Cass, K., Khoo, E., Cowie, B., Williams, J., Saunders, K., & Taylor, S. (2012). Using Moodle for inquiry-based activities: Tracing changing classroom practices. In The Fibonacci Project 2nd European Conference, Inquiry Based Science & Mathematics Education: Bridging the gap between education research and practice. Conference held at University of Leicester, UK.

Carnegie, D., Watterson, C., Browne, W., MacKay, J, Lock, M, Williams, J, Forret, M. (2012) Strategies to improve engineering retention. IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2012; Marrakech, April.

Nguyen, N., Williams, P.J., Nguyen, K., Nguyen, T., Chantaranima, T. (2012) The use of ICT in teaching tertiary Physics in Vietnam. International Science Education Symposium, Kon Kean University, May.

Chantaranima, T., Yuenyong, C, Williams, P.J. (2012) The Identification of Pedagogical Content Knowledge from The Expert Physics Teacher’s 5E Class. International Science Education Symposium, Kon Kean University, May.

Khoo, E., Williams, J., Otrel-Cass, K., Cutler, D., Ballard, M., & Critchley, J. (2012). Observing, recording, and reviewing:  Using mobile phones in support of science inquiry. The 43rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA), University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia; June.

 Williams, P.J. & Lockley, J. (2012) An Analysis of PCK to elaborate the difference between Scientific and Technological Knowledge. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 26 Conference: Technology Education for the 21st Century. Stockholm, June.

Williams, P.J. & Gumbo, M. (2012) Discovering Technology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge: A comparative study between South Africa and New Zealand. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 26 Conference: Technology Education for the 21st Century. Stockholm, June.

Pagram, J & Williams, P.J. (2012) Do you want authenticity with that?: Online practical exams in an Engineering Course. Australian Computers in Education Conference. Perth, October.

Williams, P.J. (2012) Technology Teachers PCK – the need for a conceptual revision. Explorations of best practice in design and engineering education. 7th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Surfers Paradise, December.

Nguyen, N., Williams, J. & Forret, M. (2011) A Model of integrating constructivist learning principles and ICT.  2011 Science Education Symposium, Khon Kaen University , Thailand, June.

Nguyen, N. & Williams, J. (2011) Science Education in Vietnam: current state and future directions. 2011 Science Education Symposium, Khon Kaen University , Thailand, June.

Bowskill, N., Williams, J. & Forret, M. (2011) Teacher’s perspectives on vocational training in NZ secondary schools and the new Technology Curriculum. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 25 Conference: Perspectives on Learning in Design and Technology Education, London, July.

Chikasanda, V., Williams, J., Otrel-Cass, K. & Jones, A. (2011) Students’ perceptions towards technology (PATT):  A professional development tool for technology teachers. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 25 Conference: Perspectives on Learning in Design and Technology Education, London, July.

Williams, PJ. & Gumbo, M. (2011) New Zealand Technology Teachers Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 25 Conference: Perspectives on Learning in Design and Technology Education, London, July.

Williams, PJ. (2011) Digital forms of Assessment of Performance in Engineering. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 25 Conference: Perspectives on Learning in Design and Technology Education, London, July.

Eames, C., Williams, J., Hume, A., Lockley, J. (2011) Promoting pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) development for early career secondary teachers in science and technology using CoRes (Content Representations). New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, Tauranga, November.

Williams, P.J., Swan, J., Cooper, B. & Forret, M. (2011) The role of Engineering in a Career Change Pathway into Technology Teaching. 22nd Annual Conference for the Australian Association of Engineering Education: Developing Engineers for Social Justice. Fremantle, Australia, December.

Pagram, J., Williams, P.J. (2011) Digital Assessment In Secondary Schools: A Western Australian Experience Focusing On A Senior Engineering Course. 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. Chiang Mai, Thailand, November.

Williams, P. J. (2010) Portfolio-based performance assessment in Engineering. International Conference on Technological Learning and Thinking: Design, Sustainability, Human Ingenuity. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June. http://m1.cust.educ.ubc.ca/conference/index.php/TLT/2010/paper/view/118/15

 Pagram, J. & Williams, P. J. (2010) Digital assessment: a Western Australian experience in a senior secondary engineering course. The Design and Technology Association Education and International Research Conference, Keele University, UK, July.

Williams, P. J. (2010). The role of the 't' in stem: Technology and the school curriculum. In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education (STEM) Conference. Conference held at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Williams, P. J. (2010). Authentic assessment of student performance. In The 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research "Knowledge in Technology Education". Conference held at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Williams, P.J. & Gumbo, M. (2010) Technology education teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge: a collaborative research study between New Zealand and South Africa. 6th Biennial International Conference On Technology Education Research: Knowledge in Technology Education. Gold Coast, Queensland, December.

Williams, P. J. (2009) A Critique of the Implementation of Engineering Studies in an Australian School System. Development of Science and Technology Education: VII IOSTE Symposium for Central and Eastern Europe. Siauliai, Lithuania, June.

Williams, P.J. (2009) Engineering: good for technology? Strengthening technology in the school curriculum: Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 22 Conference. Delft, the Netherlands, August.

Williams, P.J. (2009) Assessment of student performance in engineering. Technology Education New Zealand Conference, Napier, October.  http://www.tenz.org.nz/2009/papers- pdf/Williams_'Assessment_of_Student_Performance_in_Engineering'.pdf

Williams, P.J. (2009) Authentic Assessment of Student Performance. International Conference on Technology Education in the Asia-Pacific Region ICTE 2009. National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, November.

Williams, P.J. (2008) Outcomes of student’s participation in university based courses. The Design and Technology Association Education & International Research Conference, Loughborough, UK, July.  https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/3538

Williams, P.J. (2008) Global Design. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) International Design & Technology Education Conference. Tel Aviv, Israel, November. http://c3.ort.org.il/Apps/WW/Page.aspx?ws=f54a572e-bc70-4d9c-abdf-3f289bdeeaa2&page=f4a280db-b932-435d-a6b8-cb9cc11be9f8

Williams, P.J. (2008) Digital Forms of Assessing Performance. 5th Biennial International Conference On Technology Education Research, Exploring Technology Education: Solutions to issues in a Globalised World. Gold Coast,  Australia, November.

Williams, P.J. (2007) Digital Democracy – A New Role for Technology Education. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT)18: International Design & Technology Education Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June.  http://www.iteea.org/Conference/PATT/PATT18/fullprog-21a[1].pdf

Williams, P.J. (2007) Developing a Philosophy of Technology Education: A Response to Technological Knowledge and Artefacts: An Analytical View  by Marc J de Vries. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 18 International Design & Technology Education Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June.

Williams, P.J. (2006) The Developing Technology Education Link Between Secondary and Tertiary. International Conference on Technology Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong, January.

Williams, P. J. (2006) The International Applicability of the US Standards for Technological Literacy. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (Patt) 16 Conference: Standards Based Technology Education. Baltimore, USA, March. http://www.iteea.org/Conference/PATT/PATT16/PATT16.htm

 Williams, P.J., Banks, F., Barlex, D., Jarvinen, E., O’Sullivan, G., Owen-Jackson, G., Rutland, M. (2006) Further findings of an international D&T teacher education research study: the DEPTH2 Project. Designing the Future: The Design and Technology Association Annual International Research Conference. Telford, UK, July.

Williams, P.J. (2006) Global Technology Education in a Postmodern World: A Case of Irreconcilable Values?  Values in Technology Education, 4th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. Gold Coast, Australia, December.

Williams, P.J. (2005) Technology Education In Australia: Twenty Years In Retrospect. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 15 Conference, The Netherlands, April. http://www.iteaconnect.org/PATT15/PATT15.html

Williams, P.J. and Pearson, J. (2005) The Laptop Advantage: Trialling the use of Laptops in Primary Technology Teacher Education. 5th International Primary Design and Technology CRIPT Conference: Excellence through Enjoyment. Birmingham, UK, June.

Williams, P.J. (2003) The Status of Technology Education in Australia. Initiatives in Technology Education – Comparitive Perspectives: Technical Foundation of America Forum. Gold Coast, Australia, January.  http://teched.vt.edu/ctte/HTML/Research1.html

Williams, P.J. (2002) Processes of Science and Technology: A Rationale for Cooperation or Separation. Technology Education in the Curriculum: relationships with other subjects. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) 12 Conference, Columbus, OH, USA, March. http://www.iteawww.org/PATT12/Williams.pdf

Williams, P.J. (2002) Crisis in Technology Education in Australia. 2nd   Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. Gold Coast, Australia, December.

Williams, P.J. and Wellbourne-Wood, S. (2002) Issues in the delivery of International Technology Education. 2nd   Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. GoldCoast, Australia, December.

Williams, P. J. and Davies, D. (2001) Design and Technology: Two Cultures or Unitary Concept? Design and Technology Association (DATA) Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, July.

Williams, P. J. and Keirl, S. (2001) The Status of Teaching and Learning of Technology in Primary and Secondary Schools in Australia. International Design and Technology Education Research (IDATER) Conference. Loughborough University, UK, August.

Williams, P. J. (2001) Teaching and Learning of Technology in Australian Schools: Implications for South Africa. Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT) Technology Conference. Capetown, South Africa, October.

Williams, P. J. (2001) Upgrading Technology Teachers by Distance. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference.  Fremantle, Australia, December.

Williams, P.J. (2000) Technology Education in Australia: Where to Now?  1st Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. GoldCoast, Australia, December.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Journals

Editor: Australasian Journal of Technology Education. On line publication at ajte.org Publisher: University of Waikato

Regional Editor: International Journal of Technology and Design Education. Editor: Marc deVries, Delft University. Publisher: Springer.

Editorial Board: Journal of Technology Education. Editor: Chris Merrill, Illinois State University. Publisher: Council of Technology Teacher Education (USA)

Editorial Board: Design and Technology Education: An International Journal. Editor: Eddie Norman, Loughborough University. Publisher: UK Design and Technology Teachers Association.

Editorial Board: African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Editor: Fred Lubben, University of York. Publisher: Taylor and Francis.

Editorial Board: International Journal of STEM Education. Editor: Yeping Li, Texas A&M University. Publisher: Springer

Editorial Board: International Journal of Research in Science and Technology Education. Editor: Bernadette Ebele Ozoji. Publisher: University of Jos, Nigeria

Books

Series Editor: Contemporary Issues in Technology Education. Publisher: Springer

 

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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INVITED KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Technology Education in New Zealand. International Conference on Industrial Technology Education for Sustainable Development, Chubu University, Nagoya, Japan, November 2015.

E-Tools use in an Inquiry Approach to science teaching. The 3rd International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2015.

Research in Technology Education: recent developments and future trends. International Conference on Technology Education in the Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong, January, 2015.

Past and future research in Technology Education. International Conference on Technology Education in the Asia Pacific Region, Nanjing, China, October, 2013.

Technology Teachers PCK – the need for a conceptual revision. Explorations of best practice in design and engineering education, the 7th, Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Surfers Paradise, December, 2012.

Research in Technology Education: the State of the Art. 19th Annual Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Conference, Mafeking, South Africa, January, 2011.

International Technology Education Perspectives and Issues: Implications for the Australian National Curriculum. Annual Institute of Industrial Arts and Technology Education Conference, Sydney, October, 2011.

Using digital tools to achieve authentic assessment in Engineering. International Luncheon Address, International Technology Education Association conference. Charlotte, VA, USA, March, 2010

Initiatives in Technology Education – Comparative Perspectives. Technical Foundation of America Forum. Gold Coast, Australia, January, 2003.

The Essentials of Technology Education. Hong Kong Institute of Education annual science and technology conference. Hong Kong. July, 2002.

Teaching and Learning of Technology in Australian Schools: Implications for South Africa. Pupils Attitudes Toward Technology Conference.  Capetown, South Africa. October, 2001.

Design as the Process of Technology. KwaZulu Natal Department of Education International Forum on Technology Education. Durban, December, 2001.

Keynote Speaker, Technology and Enterprise annual State conference, Perth. December, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000.

Appropriate Technology as the content of Technology Education. International Conference on Technology Education for Development in South Africa, Capetown. October, 1996.

Teaching Technology for Entrepreneurship and Employment. Pupils Attitudes Toward Technology conference, the Netherlands. April, 1995.

The Harmony of Technology Education and Industry. Sixth Pupils Attitudes Toward Technology Foundation Conference, the Netherlands. March, 1993.

Technology Education in Australia: A Critical Analysis. Technology Education: Global Perspectives Conference, Washington, DC. October, 1992.

Internationally Appropriate Technology Education: A Model. UNESCO Conference on Appropriate Technology Education, Nairobi, Kenya.  February, 1990.

The Place of Design in the Technical Education of Developing Countries. International Design Education Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. September, 1990.

The Place of Vocational Education in a Developing Country. Curriculum Research Council Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe. November, 1990.

Appropriate Technology Education. UNESCO and Kenyatta University Workshop on Technology ducation, Nairobi, Kenya. August, 1988.

 

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