ERIC Number: ED196350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Technological Literacy and the Liberal Arts.
Friedman, Edward A., Ed.
The Forum for Liberal Education, v3 n3 Dec 1980
Programs that illustrate the ways in which colleges and universities are helping students understand technological methods and issues are described. Some of the programs approach technological literacy from a humanities vantage point that integrates technology into the coursework, while others employ a strict technological approach that touches only peripherally on humanities. Additionally, an essay by Edward Friedman, "Dimensions of Technological Literacy in Liberal Education," suggests that educated persons must gain an understanding of engineering concepts and techniques if they are to actively participate in future decision-making. The following college programs are described: (1) Department of Technology and Society, State University of New York, College at Stony Brook; (2) Environmental Studies Department, University of Central Florida; (3) Science, Technology, and Society, Lehigh University; (4) Man, Technology, and Society, Saint Louis University; (5) Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; (6) Science, Technology, and Society Program, Pennsylvania State University; (7) Sociotechnical Systems Design Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and (8) Patterns of Problem Solving, University of California, Los Angeles. Additional programs and resources are also described. (SW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Computer Oriented Programs, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Nonmajors, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Social Change, Social Problems, Systems Approach, Technological Advancement, Technology
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Shell Companies Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.