Steve Keirl

Staff details

Position Reader 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

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

Keirl, S. 2017. Reframing the Status Quo in Design Education: it’s Not a Rehearsal. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, 22(2), pp. 116-124. ISSN 1360-1431

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

Keirl, Steve. 2019. Ihde's Praxis Philosophies and Design and Technology Education. In: John R. Dakers; Jonas Hallström and Marc J. de Vries, eds. Reflections on Technology for Educational Practitioners: Philosophers of Technology inspiring Technology Education. Leiden: Brill | Sense, pp. 163-178. ISBN 9789004405516

Keirl, S. 2018. Section Introduction: Social and Ethical Issues. In: M.J. de Vries, ed. First International Handbook of Technology Education. Dortrecht: Springer, pp. 803-806. ISBN 978-3-319-44686-8

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

Keirl, Steve. 2018. Mitcham’s Fourth: a case for foregrounding volition when framing Design and Technology Education. In: N Seery; J Buckley; D Canty and J Phelan, eds. Proceedings of 36th International Pupils’ Attitudes Towards Technology Conference, Athlone Institute of Technology, Co. Westmeath, Ireland 18th-21st June, 2018. Technology Education Research Group, Ireland, pp. 59-64. ISBN 9781527225077

Keirl, S. 2017. Creativity – future challenges and rewards. In: C Benson and S Lawson, eds. Teaching Design and Technology Creatively. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis/Routledge, pp. 171-180. ISBN 9781138654570

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

Keirl, Steve. 2017. Some thoughts on locating design knowledge. In: , ed. Design Education and Curriculum Planning. Loughborough: Loughborough Design Press, pp. 22-28. ISBN 9781909671157

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

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

Stables, Kay 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

Stables, Kay. 2015. Environment: Contributions of Design and Education to the Sustainment of Planet Earth. In: Kay Stables and S Keirl, eds. Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 15-31. ISBN 978-94-6209-938-8

Stables, Kay. 2015. Agency and Understanding: The Learner as Sustainable Designer. In: Kay Stables and S Keirl, eds. Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 119-132. ISBN 978-94-6209-938-8

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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.)

Edited Book

Stables, Kay and Keirl, Steve, eds. 2015. Environment, Ethics and Cultures: Design and Technology Education’s Contribution to Sustainable Global Futures. Rotterdam: Sense. ISBN 9789462099364

Report

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

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

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

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

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

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