ERIC Number: EJ892117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Issues of Doing Gender and Doing Technology--Music as an Innovative Theme for Technology Education
Thaler, A.; Zorn, I.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v35 n4 p445-454 Aug 2010
This paper presents the concept and results of the research project "Engineer Your Sound!" (2008-2009). It aimed at exploring whether interdisciplinary, innovative teaching/learning settings in the fields of technology and digital media can be used to give pupils the opportunities to experiment and discover their technical potential, skills, interests and talents and if music technology could offer such an appealing context. The paper explains how technology and why gender need to be addressed when planning to raise young people's interest in technology but questions if interest in technology is mainly influenced by gender. The paper explores through ethnographic research how pupils' technological competencies and interests have developed during the course of a technology-related project. Results of the analysis explain how music technology can serve as a suitable theme with the potential to increase both males' and females' interest in technology.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Student Interests, Ethnography, Technology Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Technology Integration, Instructional Innovation, Gender Differences, Science Education, Engineering Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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