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ERIC Number: EJ848431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
The Engineering of Technology Education
Salinger, Gerhard L.
Journal of Technology Studies, v31 n1 p2-6 Win 2005
Engineering technology education (as distinguished from Engineering Technology education) is a design problem. In engineering, an important consideration is to determine the goal of the design. What is the desired result? For whom is it desirable? What are the unintended consequences? In this article, the author continues to raise the questions of what should the goal be for technology education and what are the design issues. He contends that technology educators can increase the opportunities for students to become more technologically literate by collaborating with teachers in other disciplines. What is to be learned in technology or engineering laboratories has been studied by engineering educators. Working with science educators is the greatest lever for increasing instruction for technological literacy in schools. Design and technology are part of the science standards and applications are tolerated in the mathematics standards. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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