ERIC Number: ED388821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Understanding the Impact of New Technology on Life and Work. Learning Guide 12. Project Connect. Linking Self-Family-Work.
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
This learning guide on understanding the impact of new technology on life and work is part of a series of learning guides developed for competency-based adult consumer and homemaking education programs in community colleges, adult education centers, community centers, and the workplace. Focus is on the connections among personal, family, and job responsibilities so that these aspects of living will complement each other. Introductory material includes general guidelines/check list for users with key to symbols used to designate enhancement activities and an introduction. The guide covers four competencies: explain the evolution of technology as a means through which needs and wants are satisfied; identify current and expected developments in technology for agriculture, business management, communication, construction, consumer services, education, entertainment, financial management, health care, household operation, industrial production, law enforcement, recreation, and transportation; identify positive and negative effects of technological developments on people; and determine the skills needed to adapt to technological advancement at home and work. Twenty-six supplements include information and activity sheets on the following: impact of technology, what futurists say, food for Zero-G; positive and negative effects of technology, help for those terrified of technology, concerns about medical life support, skills workers will need, creativity, and fastest growing occupations. A bibliography contains 20 items. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Consumer Education, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Family Work Relationship, Futures (of Society), Home Economics, Homemaking Skills, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Science and Society, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Technological Advancement, Technology Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.; Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois