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ERIC Number: EJ829962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Unified View of Science and Technology for Education: Technoscience and Technoscience Education
Tala, Suvi
Science & Education, v18 n3-4 p1-24 Apr 2009
Science and technology education, both as distinct and integrated subjects, relies on a traditional conception of science and technology as quite different and separated enterprises. A closer look at the scientific progress, however, reveals the traditional view as being one-sided. This study scrutinises the unification of science and technology education from the viewpoint of recent studies, which have revealed an unexpectedly deep bi-directional relationship between the development of science and technology. The highly cognitive role of technology in scientific knowledge construction through experimentation reveals the need for a new unifying view, "technoscience", and its consideration within science education. Since "technoscience" promotes a scientifically sound and authentic view on the relationship between science and technology, it increases the coherence of learning processes by combining these elements, which have been traditionally separated within education. Additionally, "technoscience" supports in a natural way the teaching solutions, which put weight on personal conceptualization for learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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