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Lomask, Michal; Crismond, David; Hacker, Michael – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
This paper reports on the use of teaching portfolios to assist in curriculum revision and the exploration of instructional practices used by middle school technology and engineering education teachers. Two new middle school technology and engineering education units were developed through the Engineering for All (EfA) project. One EfA unit focused…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Curriculum Development, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Hacker, Michael; Barak, Moshe – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
Engineering and technology education (ETE) are receiving increased attention as components of STEM education. Curriculum development should be informed by perceptions of academic engineering educators (AEEs) and classroom technology teachers (CTTs) as both groups educate students to succeed in the technological world. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: High School Students, Comparative Analysis, Delphi Technique, Teacher Attitudes
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Buelin, Jennifer; Clark, Aaron C.; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Journal of Technology Education, 2016
In this study, the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century identified by the National Academy of Engineering were examined by a panel of experts in an effort to identify prospective curricular integration opportunities in the field of technology and engineering education. The study utilized a three-round modified Delphi methodology…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum
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Denson, Cameron D.; Lammi, Matthew – Journal of Technology Education, 2014
In this article, Denson and Lammi put forth a conceptual framework that will help promote the successful infusion of engineering design experiences into high school settings. When considering a conceptual framework of engineering design in high school settings, it is important to consider the complex issue at hand. For the purposes of this…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, High Schools, Curriculum Development
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Lee, Kerry – Journal of Technology Education, 2011
Although the term "technology" means different things to different people, most would generally agree that it is about "stuff." For some it may be more complex than this, and for others it may simply involve using or studying high-tech gadgetry, such as computers and iPhones. Understanding the interdependence between design and culture is a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Technology Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
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DeLuca, V. William; Lari, Nasim – Journal of Technology Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of using renewable energy data, obtained from a comprehensive data acquisition system, on improving students' learning and developing their higher-order learning skills. This study used renewable energy data available through a data acquisition system installed and tested by the Green Research…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Social Problems, Energy Conservation, Energy
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Rhodes, Craig; Childress, Vincent – Journal of Technology Education, 2010
In 2004, the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) secured funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to infuse engineering design into the schools through technology education. In order to reach this goal the researchers, in cooperation with NCETE, conducted a two phase study to identify outcomes for high-school…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education
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Ritz, John M. – Journal of Technology Education, 2009
To develop meaningful instructional programs for technology education, goals need to be in place to direct the outcomes of curriculum development and teaching. Goals are program terminal outcomes that focus curriculum writers or teachers who structure content for learners. Goals provide direction so content can be delivered for long-term impact to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Literacy, Technological Literacy, Technology Education
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Zinser, Richard; Poledink, Paul – Journal of Technology Education, 2005
The Ford Motor Company launched a new pre-engineering curriculum for high schools in the Fall of 2004. Building on an earlier manufacturing program, the development process for the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies took approximately three years. Ford and the course designers wanted the new program to incorporate the best principles and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Integrated Curriculum, Technology Education, High Schools
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Barnes, Roy – Journal of Technology Education, 2005
Australia has a National Technology Statement (Curriculum Corporation, 1994) that specifies the content and process of technology studies in schools. However, as in the United States, the implementation of curricula is a state responsibility. In the state of Queensland the implementation has been a very gradual process with schools having the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Reid, Maxwell S. – Journal of Technology Education, 2000
Sketches the history of the New Zealand educational system and the ways in which the English and Welsh technology education curriculum model was revised to reflect indigenous conditions and culture. (SK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Lewis, Theodore – Journal of Technology Education, 1999
School subjects are not the same as the forms of inquiry that produce their underlying knowledge base, and the existence of conceptual structure does not automatically legitimize subjects. Beyond process and content approaches is the central ethos of a subject; for technology education, tools, materials, and ideas are at the core and students are…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Boser, Richard A.; Daugherty, Michael K. – Journal of Technology Education, 1994
Twenty-nine usable responses from 50 teacher education institutions indicated the following: 55% have a coordinated state inservice program; most emphasize new technologies and contemporary teaching methods; teachers have some input in planning activities; and there is little follow-up or evaluation. (SK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wells, John G. – Journal of Technology Education, 1994
A Delphi panel of 19 experts identified 8 main knowledge areas of biotechnology: bioprocessing, foundations, genetic engineering, agriculture, biochemistry, medicine, environment, and bioethics. Round 2 elicited 84 subdivisions and round 3 adjusted the ratings. The resulting classification suggests a different context and focus for technology…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Classification, Curriculum Development, Secondary Education
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Hansen, Ronald E. – Journal of Technology Education, 1993
A model for technology teacher education curriculum has three facets: (1) purpose (experiential learning, personal development, technological enlightenment, economic well-being); (2) content (professional knowledge, curriculum development competence, pedagogical knowledge and skill, technological foundations); and (3) process (planned reflection,…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Models
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