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Steve Keirl

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PositionReader in Design Education
Department Design
Email s.keirl (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7777

Steve Keirl is Reader in Design Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked in Design and Technology (D&T) teacher education, in-service and postgraduate teaching and research in universities in Australia and the UK since 1994. He is a Design and Technology curriculum theorist with interests in national and international curriculum development. His research explores the relationships amongst ethics, curriculum, pedagogy, democracy, design, and technology – loosely seen as ‘explorations of Technological and Design Literacy’.

He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and chapters and has led numerous education forums and workshops, conducted consultancies, and has given invited papers and keynote addresses, both nationally and internationally. In Australia, he chaired the Technology Expert Working Group and was principal writer for the D&T Learning Area of the South Australian Curriculum Framework. In this he was instrumental in introducing the curriculum innovation of Critiquing as a key strand of D&T Education for all children. He was also a key researcher in national and international studies investigating Technology Education in Australian Schools and is a referee for several international D&T conferences and journals.

Publications

Conference or Workshop Item

Design and Technology Education as learning agency: and the fourfold of ‘critiquing skills’
Keirl, S. 2016. 'Design and Technology Education as learning agency: and the fourfold of ‘critiquing skills’'. In: PATT32 International Technology Education Conference: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills. Utrecht, Netherlands 23rd – 26th Aug, 2016.

Article

Book Review-Essay: (Morrell, P.D. & Carroll, J.B., (2010), Conducting Educational Research: A primer for teachers and administrators, Sense, Rotterdam)
Keirl, S and Edwards-Leis, C.E.. 2011. Book Review-Essay: (Morrell, P.D. & Carroll, J.B., (2010), Conducting Educational Research: A primer for teachers and administrators, Sense, Rotterdam). Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 16(3), pp. 77-79. ISSN 1360-1431

Book Section

Section Introduction: Social and Ethical Issues
Keirl, S. 2018. Section Introduction: Social and Ethical Issues. In: M.J. de Vries, ed. First International Handbook of Technology Education. Dortrecht: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-44686-8

Design and Technology Education and its Curriculum Policy Challenges
Keirl, S. 2018. Design and Technology Education and its Curriculum Policy Challenges. In: M.J. de Vries, ed. First International Handbook of Technology Education. Dortrecht: Springer, pp. 219-233. ISBN 978-3-319-44686-8

Creativity – future challenges and rewards
Keirl, S. 2017. Creativity – future challenges and rewards. In: C Benson and S Lawson, eds. Teaching Design and Technology Creatively. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. ISBN 9781138654570

Critiquing as Design and Technology curriculum journey: history, theory, politics, and potential
Keirl, S. 2017. Critiquing as Design and Technology curriculum journey: history, theory, politics, and potential. In: P.J. Williams and K. Stables, eds. Critique in Design and Technology Education. Dortrecht: Springer, pp. 109-133. ISBN 978-981-10-3104-5

Against Neoliberalism; For Sustainable-Democratic curriculum; Through Design and Technology Education
Keirl, S. 2015. Against Neoliberalism; For Sustainable-Democratic curriculum; Through Design and Technology Education. In: K Stables and S Keirl, eds. Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: Sense, pp. 153-174. ISBN 978-94-6209-936-4

Global ethics, sustainability, and Design and Technology Education
Keirl, S. 2015. Global ethics, sustainability, and Design and Technology Education. In: K Stables and S Keirl, eds. Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: Sense, pp. 33-52. ISBN 978-94-6209-936-4

Introducing the Book
Stables, K and Keirl, S. 2015. Introducing the Book. In: K Stables and S Keirl, eds. Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: Sense, pp. 3-13. ISBN 978-94-6209-936-4

‘Seeing’ and ‘interpreting’ the Human-Technology phenomenon
Keirl, S. 2015. ‘Seeing’ and ‘interpreting’ the Human-Technology phenomenon. In: P.J. Williams; A Jones and C Buntting, eds. The Future of Technology Education. Dortrecht: Springer, pp. 13-34. ISBN 978-981-287-169-5

Binarial hermeneutics for exploring the phenomenon of Technology in support of Design and Technology Education
Keirl, S. 2013. Binarial hermeneutics for exploring the phenomenon of Technology in support of Design and Technology Education. In: P. J. Williams and D. Gedera, eds. PATT27: Technology Education for the Future: A play on Sustainability, Conference Proceedings. Waikato, NZ: Technology Environmental Science and Mathematics Education Research Centre, University of Waikato, NZ, pp. 253-260. ISBN 978-0-9922497-2-4

Auto/biographies and Democratic Technologies at the Crossroads
Keirl, S. 2013. Auto/biographies and Democratic Technologies at the Crossroads. In: J Hallstrom and C Klasander, eds. Ginners teknikdidactiska handbook: Några teser om teknik, skola och samhälle (The Ginner Handbook of Technology Education: Some Theses about Technology, School and Society). Linkoping: CETIS (Centrum for tekniken I skolan), Linköping University Electronic Press, pp. 167-188.

Students as choice-makers: developing altered consciousness as an aspect of design and global citizenship literacy
Keirl, S and McLaren, S.V.. 2013. Students as choice-makers: developing altered consciousness as an aspect of design and global citizenship literacy. In: J.B Reitan; P Lloyd; E Bohemia; L.M Nielsen; I Digranes and I Lutnæs, eds. Design Learning for Tomorrow: Design Education from Kindergarten to PhD: Proceedings from the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers: Vols 1-4 (Design Research Society/CUMULUS the International Association of Universities and Colle. 3 Oslo: ABM-media/Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, pp. 1611-1625.

The Growth of Primary Design and Technology Teacher Education in South Australia: More Head, Less Hands, Always with Heart
Keirl, S and MacGregor, D. 2011. The Growth of Primary Design and Technology Teacher Education in South Australia: More Head, Less Hands, Always with Heart. In: C Benson and J Lunt, eds. International Handbook of Primary Technology Education: Reviewing the Past Twenty Years. 7 Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 77-88. ISBN 978-94-6091-545-1

Primary Design and Technology Education and Ethical Technological Literacy
Keirl, S. 2011. Primary Design and Technology Education and Ethical Technological Literacy. In: C Benson and J Lunt, eds. International Handbook of Primary Technology Education: Reviewing the Past Twenty Years. 7 Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 235-246. ISBN 978-94-6091-545-1

Caught in the Currents - The Shaping of Primary Technology Education in Australia
Keirl, S. 2011. Caught in the Currents - The Shaping of Primary Technology Education in Australia. In: Clare Benson and Julie Lunt, eds. International Handbook of Primary Technology Education: Reviewing the Past Twenty Years. 7 Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 61-76. ISBN 978-94-6091-545-1

Doing the Odyssey in Neurath’s Boat: Design and Technology Professional Development Journeys and Teacher Professional Judgement
Keirl, S. 2009. Doing the Odyssey in Neurath’s Boat: Design and Technology Professional Development Journeys and Teacher Professional Judgement. In: R Custer and M. J. De Vries, eds. International Handbook of Research and Development in Technology. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 541-554. ISBN 978-90-8790-878-2

Critiquing in a democratics of Design and Technology Education
Keirl, S. 2007. Critiquing in a democratics of Design and Technology Education. In: J.R. Dakers; W.J Dow and M.J. de Vries, eds. Teaching and Learning Technological Literacy in the Classroom: Proceedings of PATT 18 - International Conference on Design and Technology Educational Research. Glasgow: Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow, pp. 306-312. ISBN 987-0-85261-828-8

Ten years of primary design and technology teacher education in South Australia: more head, less hands, always with heart
Keirl, Steve and MacGregor, Denise. 2007. Ten years of primary design and technology teacher education in South Australia: more head, less hands, always with heart. In: Claire Benson and UNSPECIFIED, eds. Sixth international primary design and technology conference: designing the future. Birmingham: CRIPT, University of Central England, pp. 66-70. ISBN 9781901884081

Ten years of primary design and technology teacher education in South Australia: more head, less hands, always with heart
Keirl, S and MacGregor, D. 2007. Ten years of primary design and technology teacher education in South Australia: more head, less hands, always with heart. In: C Benson, ed. Sixth international primary design and technology conference: designing the future. Birmingham: CRIPT, University of Central England, pp. 66-70. ISBN 9781901884081

Against the provincialism of customary existence: issues arising from the interplay of ‘essential learnings’, Design and Technology, and general education
Keirl, S. 2002. Against the provincialism of customary existence: issues arising from the interplay of ‘essential learnings’, Design and Technology, and general education. In: H Middleton; M Pavlova and D Roebuck, eds. Learning in Technology Education: Challenges for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. 2 Griffith University, Queensland: Centre for Technology Education Research, Griffith University, Qld, pp. 253-262. ISBN 0909291748 (2 vols.)

Hedgehogs, foxes, a passing crow, and other ‘intelligent’ beings: explorations of the relationship between multiple intelligence theory and Design & Technology
Keirl, S. 2002. Hedgehogs, foxes, a passing crow, and other ‘intelligent’ beings: explorations of the relationship between multiple intelligence theory and Design & Technology. In: H Middleton; M Pavlova and D Roebuck, eds. Learning in Technology Education: Challenges for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. 2 Griffith University, Queensland: Centre for Technology Education Research, Griffith University, Qld, pp. 243-252. ISBN 0909291748 (2 vols.)

Report

Scholarly Review 6
Keirl, S and Bright, A. 2013. Scholarly Review 6. Other. For The Design and Technology Association, Wellesbourne.

Scholarly Review 2
Edwards-Leis, Christine and Keirl, Steve. 2013. Scholarly Review 2. Other. For The Design and Technology Association, Wellesbourne.

Scholarly Review 3
Edwards-Leis, Christine and Keirl, Steve. 2013. Scholarly Review 3. Other. For The Design and Technology Association, Wellesbourne.

Scholarly Review 1
Bain, Jenny and Keirl, Steve. 2013. Scholarly Review 1. Other. For The Design and Technology Association, Wellesbourne.

Scholarly Review 5
Sinclair, Rose; Edwards-Leis, Christine and Keirl, Steve. 2013. Scholarly Review 5. Other. For The Design and Technology Association, Wellesbourne, London.

Scholarly Review 4
Edwards-Leis, Christine and Keirl, Steve. 2002. Scholarly Review 4. Other. For The Design and Technology Association, Wellesbourne..