ERIC Number: ED390686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Technology as Liberal Education: A Model Course. A Monograph Proposal to the Publications Committee of International Technology Education Association.
Custer, Rodney L.; And Others
This is a model technology course which offers a starting point for those administrators and prospective instructors who need ideas about the nature of a course to teach technology to non-technologists. This course is based on the premise that technology should be taught as part of the liberal arts or general education core at the undergraduate college level. The primary purposes of this course are to help college students prepare to live and work in a technological society, understand how technology is developed, how it affects their lives and institutions, and how it can be directed. The course has been constructed around four foci: history, systems, impacts, and futures. Suggested activities are included in each of the four sections to help the reader/instructor identify useful ways of engaging students in productive learning experiences. An annotated bibliography is also included in each section to assist in the selection of excellent supportive readings and multimedia materials. (JRH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evolution, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, History, Science Activities, Science and Society, Systems Approach, Technology Education
International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.