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Shaping Concepts of Technology : From Philosophical Perspective to Mental Images - Marc J. De Vries

Shaping Concepts of Technology

From Philosophical Perspective to Mental Images

By: Marc J. De Vries (Editor), Arley Tamir (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780792346470
Number Of Pages: 201

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As our modem society is so obviously influenced by technology, there is a growing awareness of its importance for education. The interest for including technology as a part of general education curricula is increasing. In many countries technology is an element in the curriculum either as a topic, a project, part of a Science-Technology-Society (STS) programme, part of science education, or as a separate subject. In order to clarify what technology is, there is a need for international discussions in which philosophers, engineers, scientists and educationalĀ­ ists are involved. One of the few conferences with such a broad representation was the second Jerusalem International Science and Technology Education Conference (JISTEC) that was held in Jerusalem, January 8-11, 1996, a conference that can truly be seen as a milestone in the international history of technology education. More than 1,000 technology educators from more than 80 countries of the world and ministers of education from 28 counĀ­ tries came together to discuss current issues in technology education during JlSTEC. To cite from Dr. Michael Dyrenfurth's personal overview of the conference in the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education (vol. 33, no. 2, Winter 1996, pp. 83-85): 'Simply put, this conference represented the most stellar international collection of technology education advocates the world has ever seen in one place'. Or in the words of Dr.

Prefacep. 1
Shaping Concepts of Technology: What Concepts and How to Shape Themp. 3
The Roots of Technology and Science: A Philosophical and Historical Viewp. 13
Science, Technology and Society: A Methodological Perspectivep. 21
Thought, Action and Scientific Technologyp. 33
Science and Technology as Social Relationsp. 49
Knowledge Types in Technologyp. 65
The Structure of Technology Knowledgep. 73
Recent Research in Learning Technological Concepts and Processesp. 83
Concept Mapping as a Means of Evaluating Primary School Technology Programmesp. 97
The Value of a Utilitarian Curriculum: The Case of Technological Educationp. 111
Reconstructionism in Technology Educationp. 121
Conceptual and Procedural Knowledgep. 141
Learning Technological Concepts and Developing Intellectual Skillsp. 161
Transforming Engineering Concepts for Technical and Vocational Teacher Educationp. 181
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ISBN: 9780792346470
ISBN-10: 0792346475
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 201
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 1.04