About PATT

Pupils ’Attitude Toward Technology (aka PATT) is an international community researchers whose mission is to generate and share knowledge about design, technology and engineering education. The annual meeting of the community is the PATT Conference, which brings together researchers, authors and teachers of design, technology and engineering from around the world. Recent conferences have been held in Newfoundland (PATT39), Finland (PATT38), Malta (PATT37) and Ireland (PATT36). The 2023 conference will be the 40th event in the history of PATT, which derives its name from a study begun in The Netherlands in 1984 to determine the attitude toward and concept of technology held by students aged 12-15 years. Click here to access the proceedings from previous PATT conferences hosted on the ITEEA website.