ERIC Number: ED264085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Technology as an Element of General Education: Characteristics and Themes of the Project Physics and Technology.
Raat, Jan H.; de Vries, Marc
The need and impacts of technology are addressed in this report from the Netherlands. The position is stated that technology should be made a part of general education because of its growing influence on politics, social relations, and the economy. Topics addressed include: (1) the need for technology as an element of general education (outlining reasons in society and schools that necessitate technology's inclusion in the curriculum); (2) elements of technology that should be implemented in the curriculum (listing key assumptions); (3) strategies for incorporating technology into the general education curriculum (recommending that technology exists as a separate subject and/or as a part of the physics curriculum; (4) characteristics of the project Physics and Technology (discussing the procedures and processes involved in the project); and (5) themes of the project Physics and Technology (presenting the four current themes and also titles of five potential topic areas). Appendices contain a summary of conceptions and attitudes about technology from 13-year-old students and tables of contents for the identified themes of the Physics and Technology project. (ML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands