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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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Alexander, C., Ishikawa, S., Murray S., Jacobson M., King I., and Angel S. 1998). A Pattern Language Towns-Buildings-Construction. 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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American Association for the Advancement of Science. Designs for Science Literacy. (2000). 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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Benenson, G., Neujahr, J. (2002). Stuff That Works! Mechanisms and Other
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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Bloom, B. (1950). A Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Handbook 1, The Cognitive Domain. 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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Cross, Nigel. Engineering Design Methods. (2001). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Litd. ISBN: 0471872504.

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Duckworth, Eleanor. (1987). "The Having of Wonderful Ideas" and Other
Essays on Teaching and Learning. 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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Frye, Ellen. (1997). Engineering Problem Solving. Hanover, NY: Dartmouth Project for Teaching Engineering Problem Solving. One of the early pre-engineering programs that ushered design tasks into US classrooms.

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Harel, Idit. (1991). Children Designers. 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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Jones, John. (1992). Design Methods. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN: 0471284963. Classic work that describes different methods and models of designing.

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

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Kolondner, Janet. (1993). Case-Based Reasoning. 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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Lawson, B.. (1990).How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified. Oxford, UK: Butterworth Architecture. Great book about designers' ways of solving problems and models for describing these approaches.

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Macaulay, David. (2002). The New Way Things Work.
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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McTighe, J. and Wiggins, G. (1998). Understanding by Design.
Alexandria: ASCD. ISBN: 013093058X. Well-regarded book that uses an engineering and design approach towards educational assessment.

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National Research Council (2000). How People Learn. 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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National Research Council (2001). Knowing What Students Know. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. ISBN: 0309072727. A companion volume to How People Learn that reviews research on assessment of learning.

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

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

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

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

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