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ERIC Number: EJ983321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
How Programming Fits with Technology Education Curriculum
Wright, Geoffrey A.; Rich, Peter; Leatham, Keith R.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v71 n7 p3-9 Apr 2012
Programming is a fundamental component of modern society. Programming and its applications influence much of how people work and interact. Because of people's reliance on programming in one or many of its applications, there is a need to teach students to be programming literate. Because the purpose of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is technological literacy, it follows that technology education teachers include programming literacy as one of the fundamental literacy domains they teach. In this article, the authors advocate that programming literacy be taught in school and demonstrate how it fits within ITEEA's "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology" (STL) framework. In order to understand how teachers might incorporate programming literacy into their existing courses, the authors then provide a practical example of a current junior high teacher who has modified his communications courses to incorporate programming literacy through the design of videogames. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah