ERIC Number: ED255729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Technological Literacy Skills Everybody Should Learn. Ideas for Action in Education and Work.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
This report reviews the skills and attitudes students need for success in today's technology-oriented workplace. The several facets of technological literacy are first clustered into three broad categories: attitudes or generic skills, applied skills, and specialized skills. Attitudes or generic skills are accuracy and precision, anticipating needs, creativity and imagination, critical thinking/problem solving, ethical standards/confidentiality, lifelong learning/retraining, synthesis of information, systems thinking, and troubleshooting. The applied skills are computation and calibration, layout/design, listening, measurement, speaking, and writing. Specialized skills include evaluation of software, file maintenance, keyboarding, networking, and search and retrieval. In the section that follows, each skill area is briefly defined. Three examples of each skill are presented from various grade levels and subject areas. Space is provided for writing down possible activities to promote technological literacy both in classroom management and ongoing instruction (learning activities). Suggestions for infusing these concepts conclude the report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Career Education, Computer Literacy, Computers, Databases, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.