ERIC Number: ED404106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Technology, Science Education and the World of Work.
It is important that young people are taught not simply to use technology, but to understand how it works and the principles on which it is based. This report explores the recent changes in science and technology, illustrates how and why science should be viewed as a basis for teaching technology, and considers why technology should be taught in relevant contexts. The main points of the report include: (1) the teaching of science and technology should be linked overtly to modern manufacturing processes and accepted improvements in management techniques; (2) there is great danger in the thinking that any teacher can teach any subject; (3) a clear definition of the scope of technology must be developed; (4) meaningful learning requires context, content, and process and none of them makes practical sense without the others, (5) there is a lack of scientific and technological understanding among investors and policy makers; and (6) if education and industry work together, a mutual understanding could emerge. (PR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Industry, Manufacturing, Practical Arts, Science and Society, Science Careers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific and Technical Information, Technology, Technology Education
General Editor of Publications, City Technology Colleges Trust Limited, 15 Young Street, London W8 5EH, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Technology Colleges Trust Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom