ERIC Number: ED347092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Technological Literacy Workshop. Proceedings. (Washington, D.C., May 6-8, 1991).
Jones, Russel C., Ed.
This document reports the proceedings of a workshop on Technological Literacy. The objectives of the workshop were: to review programs and to identify issues in technological literacy for liberal arts majors; to discuss mechanisms for the stimulation of appropriate additional technological literacy programs; and to develop an action plan for program, course, and faculty development. The body of the document includes the following: (1) opening remarks by the organizer, Dr. Russel Jones; (2) a review of past and present efforts in technological literacy; (3) invited views from the Liberal Arts and Engineering Colleges concerning differences between science and social science courses, the link between liberal arts and engineering, and broader issues in science, technology and society; (4) a summary of the breakout sessions reporting on curriculum development, courseware availability and needs, student recruitment, faculty issues, a new consortium approach to promoting technological literacy, identification of funding sources, and issues of initiation and growth of new technological literacy curricula and programs; and (5) closing remarks. The appendix includes the workshop agenda, a list of participants, greetings from the sponsors, complete reports of the breakout sessions, findings of a survey of current programs, a listing of monographs published under National Liberal Arts support, a list of references, an annotated bibliography, and two proposals made by the workshop. (MDH)
Descriptors: Courseware, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Engineering Technology, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Program Development, Science and Society, Student Recruitment, Surveys, Technological Literacy, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., New York, NY.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.