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Townsend, Scott; Lamar, Scott; Walach, Michael; Hodge, Connie – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
As science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators in a teacher education program, it was discovered that students have commonly limited preconceptions about technology. Based on classroom experiences, when students are challenged to make a quick list regarding their ideas and examples of technology, they usually focus on…
Descriptors: Technology Education, History Instruction, STEM Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Loveland, Thomas; Love, Tyler S.; Wilkerson, Trena; Simmons, Patricia – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
In 1981, twenty-one industrial arts educators convened at Jackson's Mill, WV to develop an agreed-upon rationale and direction for the future of industrial arts. However, the route to achieve this goal was not as clear, as they had to "live the challenge of inquiry, assimilation, compromise, and consensus" (Snyder & Hales, 1981, p.…
Descriptors: Industrial Arts, Curriculum, Standards, Educational History
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Hipple, Britton – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
Clean energy is a topic of increasing political and cultural significance in the age of climate change, and as such can be an interesting topic with which to engage students. One avenue to produce large quantities of power is through harnessing nuclear reactions; however, the social stigma and fear of expanding nuclear power have placed several…
Descriptors: Power Technology, Nuclear Energy, Chemistry, Secondary School Science
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Baker, Glenn E.; Moye, Johnny J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
Many industrial arts, technology education, and now technology and engineering education leaders have made their mark on our profession. Their legacy is something that members of the profession enjoy and have a responsibility to continue and build upon. This is the fifteenth in a series of articles entitled "The Legacy Project." The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, College Faculty, Industrial Arts, Technology Education
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Jackson, Andrew; Mentzer, Nathan; Kramer-Bottiglio, Rebecca – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
In the field of technology and engineering education, educators are limited by their inability to predict what is coming; as the saying goes, they are preparing their students for jobs that do not even exist yet. Two adaptive approaches can help prepare students for this uncertainty: (1) teaching broad skills that can be applied in new situations;…
Descriptors: Robotics, 21st Century Skills, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Walsh, Thomas; Wright, Geoffrey A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
High school Technology and Engineering (TE) classes are, in the majority, comprised of male students (USDE, 2012). This data point is also true in middle and junior high school elective TE classes. In light of the rapid growth of technology and engineering career opportunities, the lack of women students enrolling in middle, junior high, and high…
Descriptors: Females, Enrollment Trends, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Kelley, Todd R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
Teaching students the design process and providing opportunities for design is at the core of engineering/technology education. The design process is a key feature of technological literacy, and design is the most represented element within "Standards for Technological Literacy" (ITEA/ITEEA 2000, 2002/2007; Lewis, 2005; Wicklein, 2006).…
Descriptors: Design, Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Engineering Education
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Bartholomew, Scott; Strimel, Greg; Byrd, Vetria; Santana, Vanessa; Otto, Jackson; Laureano, Zach; DeRome, Brian – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
By exposing students to the concept of digital agriculture earlier in their lives, they will be able to develop the proper mindset to advance the field further when they enter the professional world. Engaging students in activities such as the one described here, which center on the Grand Engineering Challenges and socially relevant contexts, may…
Descriptors: Data Use, Agriculture, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production