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ERIC Number: EJ782232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
New Perspectives: Technology Teacher Education and Engineering Design
Hill, Roger B.
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v43 n3 p45-63 Fall 2006
Initiatives to integrate engineering design within the field of technology education are increasingly evident. The National Science Foundation has encouraged and funded opportunities for technology educators and engineers to work collaboratively. However, perspectives regarding the role engineering should play within the discipline of technology education vary considerably. Implementing an engineering design focus within technology education has significant ramifications. As such, it is essential that the field recognize the key issues so that steps are taken to provide and facilitate necessary professional development. This article discusses how the integration of engineering design into the field of technology education will affect the profession's curriculum, educational philosophy, instructional strategies, and collaborative relationships. This article also emphasizes the importance of having each member of the technology education profession determine the role they would play and their involvement in the move to integrate engineering design in technology education. (Contains 2 tables.)
National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. Web site: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A