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ERIC Number: EJ1141531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Teaching Personal Skills in Technology and Engineering Education: Is It Our Job?
Loveland, Thomas R.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v76 n7 p15-19 Apr 2017
Recent papers on career and college readiness have emphasized preparation of secondary students for either future college and/or career choices (Robles, 2012, Rateau, Kaufman & Cletzer, 2015). While technologies used in business change rapidly and make the teaching of job-specific skills somewhat impractical, the foundational skills needed for success in postsecondary education and future work continue to be considered crucial at all levels of society. Foundation skills are those that cross academic and career boundaries. They include basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities. This article will explore the inclusion of personal qualities or characteristics that can be taught in technology and engineering education classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A