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Flowers, Jim; Rauch, Cale; Wierzbicki, Alexander – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
With the hope of positively impacting environmental attitudes, student interest in prototyping and product design were leveraged to create and deliver a course called Green Prototyping and Upcycling to undergraduates and graduate students. Pretest and posttest surveys with the Environmental Attitudes Inventory (Milfont & Duckitt, 2010) showed…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), College Students, Attitude Change, Student Attitudes
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Flowers, Jim; Rose, Mary Annette – Journal of Technology Education, 2014
Technology and engineering (TE) educators have long championed the infusion of mathematics into technology curriculum, especially to enhance TE learning goals and demonstrate "connections between technology and other fields of study." There is a need for curriculum development and professional development initiatives to purposefully…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Instruction, Integrated Curriculum
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Flowers, Jim – Journal of Technology Education, 2010
As with any field, technology education and its close relatives have numerous strengths and weaknesses. One of these weaknesses has too long been overlooked, and it is the subject of this article. One might think of technology education as empowering students, divergently fostering their own creativity. An abundance of design briefs shows that…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Opinions, Literature Reviews, Descriptive Linguistics
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Flowers, Jim – Journal of Technology Education, 2001
Responses from 923 of 3,203 International Technology Education Association members showed the majority had access to computers and the Internet; most were interested in online continuing education; topics included technology teaching activities, new technologies, and teaching using the Internet; and misconceptions about online courses and where to…
Descriptors: Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Online Courses
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Flowers, Jim – Journal of Technology Education, 1998
Offers a new approach to teaching problem solving in technology education that encourages students to apply problem-solving skills to improving the human condition. Suggests that technology teachers incorporate elements of a Taoist approach in teaching by viewing technology as a tool with a goal of living a harmonious life. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Principles, Problem Solving, Taoism