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ERIC Number: ED084099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 18
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The Grounding of the Technologist.
Braham, Mark
In this revised paper, analyses are made concerning the rationale for initiating the training of educational technologists. Self- and social-optimization is described as a tendency in the development of man's individual and social life. Education is referred to as an agency, not only in the development of life, but also in the continuity of evolution at the human phase. While technology is concerned with the use of the acts, objects, and processes in the environment, an integration of technology and education is the best way to create effective teaching strategies for bringing about optimization of different individuals with individual differences. The author concludes that educational technologists should be trained to understand comprehensive educational theories grounded both in a logically and empirically justifiable concept of man and in technological methods and systems. Courses designed in this connection should include work in such topics as philosophy in education, educators' responsibilities, effects of educational activities, bio-psycho-social evolution in man's education, systems theory, and functions of the educational technology. Included is a list of graduate course requirements in educational technology. (CC)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Technology (Falmer, Brigton, England, April 1973)