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ERIC Number: EJ907356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Teaching Technology and Engineering
de Vries, Marc J.; Hacker, Michael; Burghardt, David
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n3 p15-19 Nov 2010
The publication of "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology" (ITEA/ITEEA, 2000/2002/2007) represented a major step forward in identifying the educational components necessary for life in a technological world. But this list of standards, though substantial, does not clearly identify the components that are most fundamental. In this article the authors describe an international effort to define the overarching, unifying themes, or big ideas, that cut across domains and thus give insight into the holistic nature of technology and engineering. Together with their main contexts, these overarching themes form a framework for developing curricula and classroom materials for technology and engineering education. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A