ERIC Number: ED372207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Competence: Learner Goals for All Minnesotans.
Zilbert, Eric E.; Mercer, John W.
This document presents the findings of the Task Force on Technology Competence, which was formed to determine what every Minnesota high school graduate should know about technology and how technology education should be integrated into the elementary and secondary school curriculum. In chapter 1, technology competence (TC) is defined as "students' ability to apply knowledge, tools, and skills to solve practical problems creatively, extend human capabilities, and evaluate the impact of technology on themselves and society," and a conceptual framework for TC is outlined. In chapter 2, the scope of TC is defined as including not only knowledge and skills expressed through proficiency but also attitudes and values necessary to use technology in an ethical manner, and 13 world-view and practice attributes deemed necessary for Minnesota high school graduates relative to TC are described. Chapter 3 outlines 14 sample learning activities designed to help learners understand the interdependence of and demonstrate/apply the 13 world view and practice attributes of technology. Chapter 4 presents five major findings regarding for integrating technology education into the curriculum and four suggestions for doing so. Appended is the task force membership roster. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Council on Vocational Technical Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota