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ERIC Number: EJ907349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Nanosolar Technology Energizes Student Learning
Phelps, Elizabeth; Ernst, Jeremy V.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n2 p14-18 Oct 2010
Technology education has the ability to key on major issues that are impacting the world today. Thus, it can change student learning into an experience that can be applied rather than one read about in books. This article aims to provide content and reasoning for the utilization of current economic, political, and societal issues to explore technological problems within the classroom. Using current issues and technological developments will provide students with the motivation and interest to research and evaluate solutions associated with technological problems. The information within this article equips instructors with a content resource to serve as a knowledge base for further investigational activities. This content assists in implementing Standard 5 and Standard 16, at the high school level, of "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology" (STL) (ITEA/ITEEA, 2000/2002/2007), as well as assisting students in obtaining the global awareness, creativity, and innovation goals of 21st Century Learning (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009). (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina