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ERIC Number: ED329711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Pages: 313
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Education. Introduction to Technology. Grades 7 & 8.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Programs.
This syllabus contains 10 modules that satisfy the one-unit requirement for technology education to be completed by the end of Grade 8 in New York. An introduction provides information on its use. Suggested content outlines of the modules follow. Module components include suggested teaching time; overview; enabling vocabulary; major concepts; performance objectives/supporting competencies; suggested instructional strategies; and suggestions for modifying instructional techniques or materials for handicapped students. Module titles are as follows: Getting to Know Technology; What Resources Are Needed for Technology; How People Use Technology to Solve Problems; Systems and Subsystems in Technology; How Technology Affects People and the Environment; Choosing Appropriate Resources for Technological Systems; How Resources Are Processed by Technological Systems; Controlling Technological Systems; Technology and Society: Now and in the Future; and Using Systems to Solve Problems. A glossary of terms is provided. Twenty-five model technology learning activities (TLAs) are included. Components are completion time; major concepts; overview; equipment and supplies; procedure; constants for infusion into the TLA; background references and resources; examples of evaluation; and appendixes with any necessary other materials. A final section of the manual, called technology learning briefs, contains 99 ideas for students. These present a problem, a brief, and constraints to produce an optimal solution. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Programs.
Identifiers - Location: New York