Dr Nigel Bruce Goodwin

DipEd(UNSW), MEd(Sydney), PhD(Sydney), BSc(IndArts)(UNSW), MSc(Architecture)(UNSW), Teacher's Certificate
Lecturer in Technology Education

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516248
Fax +61 2 93512606

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Biographical details

Nigel Goodwin undertook research in appropriate technology at the University of NSW with Dr. William Lawson before beginning a teaching career in industrial arts, science and computing in NSW secondary schools. This was followed by lecturing work at Sydney Institute of Education and then the University of Sydney. He is currently lecturing in design and technology curriculum and pedagogy; educational psychology in the undergraduate programs; and in teaching methods in the M.Teach program.

Nigel has acted as a loudspeaker design consultant for Cricket Enterprises (Lompoc, California) and served as an HSC examiner in engineering science. He has been a keynote speaker at national conferences including those run for the Teachers Guild of NSW, and has presented at national and international conference including ACET, the International Conference on Technology Education Research, Design Education Council of Australia, Technology Education Research Conference, and the World Conference on Computers in Education.

In administration Nigel coordinates the First Year mentoring program and the Master of Teaching Action Research Project.

Research interests

Learning and technology education contexts

Naturalistic decision-making

Teacher decision-making

Pedagogy

Macrocognition

Design and technology curriculum

Selected publications

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Conferences

  • Goodwin, N. (2016). Framing processes of technology education students. The 9th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research (TERC 2016), Adelaide: Design & Technology Association of Australia (DATTA).
  • Goodwin, N. (2015). "More sausage and less sizzle": The effectiveness of product design experts mentoring pre-service technology teacher education students. PATT29: Plurality and complementarity of approaches in design & technology education, Marseilles, France: Presses Universitaires de Provence.
  • Goodwin, N. (2015). Where do design insights come from and how can they be nurtured in the technology classroom. PATT29: Plurality and complementarity of approaches in design & technology education, Marseilles, France: Presses Universitaires de Provence.
  • Goodwin, N. (2014). The necessity of making mistakes in the Technology classroom. 8th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. Technology Education: Learning for Life, Sydney: Design & Technology Association of Australia (DATTA).
  • Goodwin, N. (2013). Unpacking the thinking behind sustainability: A macrocognitive perspective. PATT27: Technology Education for the Future: A Play on Sustainability, Hamilton, New Zealand: Technology Environmental Science and Mathematics Education Research Centre, University of Waikato.
  • Goodwin, N. (2012). Developing flexible, adaptable and self-regulated students in the technology classroom. 7th Annual International Conference on Technology Education Research 2012 - Explorations of best practice in Technology, Design & Engineering Education, Australia: Griffith University.
  • Goodwin, N. (2010). ICT knowledge in the technology classroom - where to and why. 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Goodwin, N. (2010). On enhancements to ritualistic design process knowledge. 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Goodwin, N. (2008). The design processes of technology teacher education design teams. 5th Biennial International Conference on technology education research. Exploring technology education: Solutions to issues in a globalised world (TERC 2008), Brisbane, Australia: Griffith University.

2016

  • Goodwin, N. (2016). Framing processes of technology education students. The 9th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research (TERC 2016), Adelaide: Design & Technology Association of Australia (DATTA).

2015

  • Goodwin, N. (2015). "More sausage and less sizzle": The effectiveness of product design experts mentoring pre-service technology teacher education students. PATT29: Plurality and complementarity of approaches in design & technology education, Marseilles, France: Presses Universitaires de Provence.
  • Goodwin, N. (2015). Where do design insights come from and how can they be nurtured in the technology classroom. PATT29: Plurality and complementarity of approaches in design & technology education, Marseilles, France: Presses Universitaires de Provence.

2014

  • Goodwin, N. (2014). The necessity of making mistakes in the Technology classroom. 8th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. Technology Education: Learning for Life, Sydney: Design & Technology Association of Australia (DATTA).

2013

  • Goodwin, N. (2013). Unpacking the thinking behind sustainability: A macrocognitive perspective. PATT27: Technology Education for the Future: A Play on Sustainability, Hamilton, New Zealand: Technology Environmental Science and Mathematics Education Research Centre, University of Waikato.

2012

  • Goodwin, N. (2012). Developing flexible, adaptable and self-regulated students in the technology classroom. 7th Annual International Conference on Technology Education Research 2012 - Explorations of best practice in Technology, Design & Engineering Education, Australia: Griffith University.

2010

  • Goodwin, N. (2010). ICT knowledge in the technology classroom - where to and why. 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Goodwin, N. (2010). On enhancements to ritualistic design process knowledge. 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research, Brisbane: Griffith University.

2008

  • Goodwin, N. (2008). The design processes of technology teacher education design teams. 5th Biennial International Conference on technology education research. Exploring technology education: Solutions to issues in a globalised world (TERC 2008), Brisbane, Australia: Griffith University.

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