ERIC Number: ED039344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The EPDA Institute for Advanced Study in Industrial Arts American Technology. Final Technical Report. (June 9 through July 18, 1969).
Mississippi State Univ., State College.
The major purpose of the institute was to provide industrial arts teachers with the necessary expertise to effectively interpret modern industry to their students. The program was comprised of three interrelated phases--technical information, practical application, and teaching methods and techniques. To foster an understanding of the technical ramifications of industry, topics of discussion covered industrial management, marketing, industrial engineering, designing, and the social impact of industry on the American economy. Laboratory experience provided the participants with an opportunity to make practical application of knowledge gained in phase one. Through group interaction, a mock company was developed, which designed, developed, mass-produced, and marketed a product. In the teaching methods and techniques phase, activities included field trips, seminars, demonstrations, production of visuals and the use of audio-visual equipment. The instructional staff of specialists representing seven different areas, provided the range of knowledge necessary to present a complete overview of industry. (Author/BC)
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., State College.