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ERIC Number: EJ847880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Technological Literacy: A Multiliteracies Approach for Democracy
Williams, P. John
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v19 n3 p237-254 Aug 2009
Throughout history various grand narratives have impacted on technology education. In the current post modern era of globalization, technology education continues to struggle for relevance and definition, and takes various forms in different countries, but none seem resoundingly successful. The current development of what some have termed a digital democracy (Web 2.0)--the explosion of a new type of information technology which has become an integral characteristic of young people's lives, is the starting point for this paper. Mainstream literacy theory was reconceptualised in the 1990s with the foresight of anticipating the significance of a range of literacies. Broad conceptions of Technological Literacy have always accommodated multiple literacies, but must now essentially do so in a dynamic way through the pre-existing pedagogy of design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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