ERIC Number: ED257336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Liberal Education and Technology.
Brown, Peggy Ann, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v7 n6 May-Jun 1985
Projects at liberal arts colleges to help students understand technology, most of which were funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundations' New Liberal Arts Program, are described. Also included are John G. Truxal's essay, "Thoughts on Teaching Technology," which includes an illustration of technological problems/solutions posed by the pacemaker. The following college programs are described: Stanford University's Values, Technology, Science, and Society program; faculty development activities and course development and modification at Oberlin College; the inclusion of technology in elective and general education courses at Colgate University; strengthening the campus computing network using personal computers at Dartmouth College; Wellesley College's Technology Studies Program, which exposes humanities and social science majors to technology; teaching technology within a liberal arts context at Bucknell University; and faculty development activities as a catalyst for spreading technological literacy at Carleton College. Also described are programs at Connecticut College, Franklin and Marshall College, Grinnell College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Middlebury College, Rhodes College, Smith College, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Union College, and Wesleyan University. An annotated bibliography is also included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Faculty Development, General Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Nonmajors, Program Descriptions, Scientific Literacy, Technology
Association of American Colleges, Forum for Liberal Education, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.