ERIC Number: ED317818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Technology Education: Manufacturing; Communication; Energy, Power, and Transportation; and Construction.
Bowers, Donovan; And Others
This curriculum guide, one of a series of five publications, provides an introduction to technology systems, as well as a survey of the tools, materials, and processes used by these technology systems. The materials in the guide give students an opportunity to see the similarities between the various technology systems. Through the instruction and the activities, students can become aware of how the different systems interrelate, how they influence everyday life, and how they combine in a technological society. The 19 units of the guide, arragned in 5 sections, cover the following: (1) introduction (to technology and general and laboratory safety); (2) communication (designing, producing, and evaluating messages); (3) construction (designing, planning, building, and finishing structures); (4) manufacturing (systems, materials and evaluation, processes, and process planning); and (5) energy, power, and transporation (energy/power conversion and measurement, power transmission, power control and storage, and transportation systems). Each instructional unit follows a standard format that includes some or all of these basic components: performance objectives, suggested activities for teachers and students, information sheets, assignment sheets, job sheets, transparency masters, practical tests, written tests, and answers to the assignment sheets and tests. All unit components focus on measurable and observable learning outcomes and are designed for use in more than one lesson or class period. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Communications, Construction (Process), Course Content, Energy Education, Energy Management, Energy Occupations, Entry Workers, Industrial Arts, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Manufacturing, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Technological Advancement, Test Items, Transportation, Units of Study
Mid-America Vocational Curriculum Consortium, 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074 (order No. 301201: $18.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mid-America Vocational Curriculum Consortium, Stillwater, OK.
Note: Document contains colored paper. For related documents, see CE 054 657-660.