ERIC Number: ED329711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Course Descriptions, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Learning Modules, Natural Resources, Problem Solving, Science and Society, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Programs.
Identifiers - Location: New York