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ERIC Number: EJ925092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Technology as "Applied Science": A Serious Misconception that Reinforces Distorted and Impoverished Views of Science
Gil-Perez, Daniel; Vilches, Amparo; Fernandez, Isabel; Cachapuz, Antonio; Praia, Joao; Valdes, Pablo; Salinas, Julia
Science & Education, v14 n3-5 p309-320 Jul 2005
The current consideration of technology as "applied science", this is to say, as something that comes "after" science, justifies the lack of attention paid to technology in science education. In our paper we question this simplistic view of the science-technology relationship, historically rooted in the unequal appreciation of intellectual and manual work, and we try to show how the absence of the technological dimension in science education contributes to a naive and distorted view of science which deeply affects the necessary scientific and technological literacy of all citizens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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