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Denson, Cameron D.; Buelin, Jennifer K.; Lammi, Matthew D.; D'Amico, Susan – Journal of Technology Education, 2015
A perceived inability to assess creative attributes of students' work has often precluded creativity instruction in the classroom. The Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT) has shown promise in a variety of domains for its potential as a valid and reliable means of creativity assessment. Relying upon an operational definition of creativity and a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Engineering Education, Engineering, Creative Thinking
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Wright, Geoffrey; Shumway, Steve; Terry, Ronald; Bartholomew, Scott – Journal of Technology Education, 2012
This manuscript addresses a problem teachers of computer software applications face today: What is an effective method for teaching new computer software? Technology and engineering teachers, specifically those with communications and other related courses that involve computer software applications, face this problem when teaching computer…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Technology
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Burghardt, M. David; Hecht, Deborah; Russo, Maria; Lauckhardt, James; Hacker, Michael – Journal of Technology Education, 2010
The present study examined the impact of introducing a mathematics infused engineering/technology education (ETE) curriculum on students' mathematics content knowledge and attitudes toward mathematics. The purpose of the present study was to: (a) compare the effects of a mathematics infused ETE curriculum and a control curriculum on student…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Education
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Frank, Moti; Barzilai, Abigail – Journal of Technology Education, 2006
Because we live in a society that increasingly depends upon technology, a growing number of voices are calling for the mandatory study of technology by school-aged children worldwide. Technological literacy is the ability to use, manage, assess, and understand technology, and involves the application of knowledge and abilities to real-world…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Faculty Development, Standards
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Weber, Katherine; Custer, Rodney – Journal of Technology Education, 2005
Prominent U.S. economists and educational leaders have argued that citizens must become technologically literate to maintain economic growth (Bybee, 2003; Colaianne, 2000; Greenspan, 1997). All students of both genders need to acquire the skills necessary to become consumers capable of critically assessing the technologies they use, resulting in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preferences, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Culbertson, Cory; Daugherty, Michael; Merrill, Chris – Journal of Technology Education, 2004
In the quest to improve public schools, an education in basic technological concepts and systems, or "technological literacy," has been viewed as an important part of a school curriculum (Dugger & Yung, 1995, pp. 7-8). Proponents of technology education have claimed that technological knowledge may be critical to the future needs of…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Academic Achievement, Junior High School Students, Scores