Technical Pedagogy: Critical Thinking through Materials

There’s a lot of research on academic teaching, but few studies have considered the experience of technicians who teach, resulting in a lack of research and pedagogy on the technician’s role.

Savage (2019) recognises that technical engagement resembles academic practice-based teaching, however, there’s no research showing the technician engages with the student at a critical level.

The conversations between the technician and the student are highly critical and reflective, they happen on a regular basis. Much of this critical reflection occurs through ‘thinking through materials’ (Nimkulrat, 2009).

Technician's are teachers, they are integral to the student’s educational and learning experience.