Technical Design

According to Burkhardt (2009), technical design focuses on the design of individual elements and affects:

“the end users and their environment (students and the teacher in classrooms; teachers in professional development activities; the diverse students taking a test, and those who will score their responses).” (p. 2).

It could be argued that Burkhardt’s technical design relates to the construction of tools within a toolkit.

When designing the tools within the South African toolkit, the following aspects (at least) were considered:

The design of classroom activities, including:

1. Pedagogies to promote formative assessment

2. The Curriculum

3. Difficult Topics

4. Use of technology