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Here is a collection of references to ideas found in DITC and to general readings on design and students learning to design.
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A Pattern Language Towns-Buildings-Construction (1998). Alexander, C., Ishikawa, S., Murray S., Jacobson M., King I., and Angel S.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0195019199. A collection of solution patterns that aim to help novices talk with architects about planning communities, buildings, and rooms.

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Architecture and Engineering (1983). Salvadori, M. and Tempel, M.
New York: The New York Academy of Sciences. ISBN: 0-89766-212-1 Book for teachers with large collection of easy-to-build structures to learn about how buildings work.

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A Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Handbook 1, The Cognitive Domain (1983). Bloom, B. New York: David McKay. ISBN: 0582280109 Bloom's classic hierarchical listing of thinking skills which does not mention design, but lists its 3 most critical elements - analysis, synthesis, evaluation - at the top of the heap.

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Case-Based Reasoning (1993). Kolondner, Janet. San Mateo: Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN: 1558602372. Janet Kolodner, PI of the Learning By Design program, wrote this book that presented a theory of how computers and people learn from examples.

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Children Designers (1991). Harel, Idit. New Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corporation. ISBN: 0893917885. One of the first books from MIT researchers on children doing design (mostly software).

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Designs for Science Literacy (2000). American Association for the Advancement of Science. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0195132785. AAAS' attempt to portray science educational reform as a design problem -- great cases of everyday designing in Chapter 1.

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Design Methods (1992). Jones, John. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN: 0471284963. Classic work that describes different methods and models of designing.

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Engineering Design Methods (2001). Cross, Nigel. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Litd. ISBN: 0471872504.

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Engineering Problem Solving (1997). Frye, Ellen. Hanover, NY: Dartmouth Project for Teaching Engineering Problem Solving. One of the early pre-engineering programs ushered design tasks into US classrooms.

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How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified (1990). Lawson, B.
Oxford, UK: Butterworth Architecture. Great book about designers' ways of solving problems and models for describing these approaches.

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How People Learn (2000). National Research Council. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. ISBN: 0309070368. Invaluable book that summarizes some of the best research on learning for teachers.

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Knowing What Students Know (2001). National Research Council.
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. ISBN: 0309072727.

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National Science Education Standards (1996). National Research Council.
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. The US national standards for science student learning and teacher professional development.

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Product Design and Development (2000). Ulrich, K., and Eppinger S.
New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 007229647X. University of Oregon professor describes design processes used by mechanical engineers.

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Science for All Americans. (1989). American Association for the Advancement of Science. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0195067711. The precursor to NSES that included design as part of science literacy.

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Standards for Technological Literacy. (2000). International Technology Education Association. Reston: International Technology Education Association. ISBN: 1887101020. ITEA's benchmarks for technology education and technological literacy.

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Structures. (1993). Zubrowski, Bernie. United States: Cuisenaire Company of America, and The Children's Museum. ISBN: 0938587358. Comments go here.

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Stuff That Works! Mechanisms and Other (2002). Benenson, G., Neujahr, J.
Systems. Portsmouth: Heinemann. ISBN: 0325004684. Materials for elementary school teachers who want to do technological investigations using everyday materials with their students.

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Technically Speaking (2002). National Academy of Engineering.
National Research Council. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. ISBN: 0309082625. The Engineering National Academy's blueprint and rationale for building technological literacy.

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The Art of Construction (1990). Salvadori, M. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN: 1-55652-080-8 Both for students or teachers with host of hands-on activities on structures

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The Assessment of Performance in Design and Technology (1991). Kimbell, R., Stables, K., Wheeler, T., Wosniak, A., Kelly, V. London, Evaluation and Monitoring Unit. Schools Examination and Assessment Council (SEAC). Impresseive large-scale study of UK students doing D&T work.

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"The Having of Wonderful Ideas" and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning (1987). Duckworth, Eleanor. New York: Teacher's College Press. ISBN: 0807735132. Classic work on constructivist learning in math and science by a student and translator of Piaget.

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The New Way Things Work (2002). Macaulay, David.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN: 0395938473. Well-illustrated reference book of mechanisms and devices, and the concepts behind how they work.

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Understanding by Design (1998). McTighe, J. and Wiggins, G.
Alexandria: ASCD. ISBN: 013093058X. Well-regarded book that uses an engineering and design approach towards educational assessment.

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