ERIC Number: EJ1049355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 25
"STL" Guiding the 21st Century Thinker
Kelley, Todd R.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v73 n4 p18-23 Dec 2013-Jan 2014
Members of the technology and engineering education community have provided a clear message that (Standards for Technological Literacy) STL provides multiple opportunities to teach engineering concepts within K-12 education. This article will review recent research within technology education and the technological literacy standards ("Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology/ STL, ITEA/ITEEA, 2000/2002/2007") to illustrate how technology education is positioned to address 21st century skills while simultaneously teaching engineering design to promote technological literacy. As the field of technology education reaches the intersection between embracing engineering design as a content focus and seizing opportunities to integrate subjects of science, engineering, and mathematics with technology education (STEM) it is important to identify the greater purpose of technology education.
Descriptors: Technology Education, Technological Literacy, Scientific Research, Literature Reviews, Scientific Concepts, National Standards, Engineering Education, Skill Development, Educational Objectives, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Cooperation, Interpersonal Competence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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