Faculty Research Seminar
LJMU Alumni are invited to a Faculty of Education Community and Leisure Research Seminar where LJMU Lecturer Matt McLlain will present a paper on:‘The importance of technological activity and designing and making activity, a historical perspective’
Whilst tool use is by no means an exclusive human trait, the “ability to deliberately manipulate” is central to our development, and it is our ability to “create complex artefacts” (Wolpert, 2003) that sets us apart.
Recent archaeological and neuroscience advances have suggested that the activity of designing and making of tools, such as the handaxe, played a crucial role in the development of language. In the context of curriculum change in the English education system, the aim of this paper is to re-examine the role of designing and making activity and technology education. The case for continued inclusion within a broad curriculum is made from a cultural rather than purely a technical or economic perspective.
The seminar will take place on Friday 1st June 12.00—1.00pm in room B002, I M Marsh Campus, Barkhill House, Barkhill Road, Liverpool, L17 6BD
To book a place please email Marion Jones in the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure.