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Love, Tyler S.; Wells, John G.; Parkes, Kelly A. – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
A modified Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) (Piburn & Sawada, 2000) instrument was used to separately examine eight technology and engineering (T&E) educators' teaching of science, and T&E content and practices, as called for by the "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology"…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts
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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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Dixon, Raymond A.; Johnson, Scott D. – Journal of Technology Education, 2012
A cognitive construct that is important when solving engineering design problems is executive control process, or metacognition. It is a central feature of human consciousness that enables one "to be aware of, monitor, and control mental processes." The framework for this study was conceptualized by integrating the model for creative design, which…
Descriptors: Engineering, Novices, Metacognition, Higher Education
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Pinelli, Thomas E.; Haynie, W. James, III – Journal of Technology Education, 2010
This paper resulted from discussions between a technology teacher educator and a colleague who has served in various education outreach roles with NASA. The basis of the paper was developed by the NASA director and two engineers, one serving with NASA and the other with the National Institute of Aerospace. The technology teacher educator read the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Teacher Educators, Technology Education
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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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Kelley, Todd; Kellam, Nadia – Journal of Technology Education, 2009
Before leaders in technology education are able to identify a theoretical framework upon which a curriculum is to stand, they must first grapple with two opposing views of the purpose of technology education--education for all learners or career/technical education. Dakers (2006) identifies two opposing philosophies that can serve as a framework…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Literacy, Technological Literacy, Technology Education
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Kelley, Todd R. – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
Since the publication of the Standards for Technological Literacy in 2000 (ITEA), there have been a number of new programs developed that are designed to teach pre-engineering. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is one such program. Project Lead the Way boasts serving over 1250 schools in 44 states and teaching over 160,000 students. Another program is…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Problem Solving
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Frank, Moti – Journal of Technology Education, 2005
In order to examine the implications of applying a teaching strategy that integrates a systems approach and project-based learning (PBL), it was implemented in two courses. The objective of the first course was to train preservice teachers to teach the subject of "Science and Technology to All" (mandatory subject in all of Israel's…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Technological Literacy, Engineering, Foreign Countries