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ERIC Number: EJ848432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1071-6084
The Ingenuity Imperative
Hansen, John W.
Journal of Technology Studies, v31 n1 p7-12 Win 2005
The author discusses three threats to the American way of life: the first threat is related to human and technological growth; the second is a new division of labor; and the third threat is security and safety. The author suggests two solutions to address these challenges: (1) better technological planning and decisions based on technological literacy; and (2) creating better technology through increased ingenuity, innovations and inventions. The ability to adopt, adapt, invent and evaluate technology to positively influence the community and the environment is what technological decision-making encompasses. The ability to consider these decisions options is a fundamental part of a technologically literate society. Science and mathematics education is only one aspect of this sustainable economic future. The author advocates that innovation, ingenuity, and inventiveness be made part of every child's education. [This paper is based on a Keynote Address given at the Texas Technology Education Professional Development Conference July 24 -27, 2005 in Corpus Christi, Texas.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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