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ERIC Number: EJ923935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Developing Technological Stance: Children's Learning in Technology Education
Rowell, Patricia M.
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v14 n1 p45-59 Mar 2004
Following a review of current research in children's learning in technology education, and an examination of the kinds of knowledge demanded in contemporary technology education programs in elementary schools, I argue that what is needed in early technology education programs is the scaffolding of what I am calling technological stance. This construct acknowledges the socio-cultural character of technology as a human endeavor. In contrast to programs which are oriented to application of conceptual and procedural knowledge or to programs in which knowledge is generated through interpretation of interactions with materials and tools, programs which support technological stance position learners as critical inquirers into both tool-related and discursive practices of technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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