The Perspective of Technology Education. The Second International Symposium on Educational Cooperation for Industrial Technology Education Kariya City, Japan. Presenter:. William E. Dugger, Jr. Senior Fellow International Technology Education Association (ITEA) & Emeritus Professor
The Second International Symposium on Educational Cooperation for Industrial Technology Education
Kariya City, Japan
William E. Dugger, Jr.
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
What is Technology?
National Science Education Standards, National Research Council, 1996.
Is very concerned with what is(exists) in the natural world. (i.e.: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology, etc.)
Deals with how humans modify, change, alter, or control the natural world.
Is very concerned with what can or should be designed, made, or developed from natural world materials and substances to satisfy human needs and wantsScience vs. Technology
Is concerned with such processes that we use to alter/change the natural world such as “Invention”, Innovation”, Practical Problem Solving, and Design.Science vs. Technology (Continued)
Technology is not any more “applied science” than science is “applied technology”.
This is the school subject specifically designed to teach children about the broad field of technology.
One that understands:
Much more than a knowledge about computers and digital electronics.
Gaining a degree of knowledge about the nature, behavior, power, and consequences of technology from a real world perspective.
Benchmarks in STL are specific requirements or enablers for each grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, & 9-12) that identify what needs to be done in order to meet a given standard.
Students will develop abilities to apply a design process.
Grades K-2 Benchmark in Standard 11: Build or construct an object using a design process.
The power and promise of technology can be further enhanced through the study of technology to assure that all people are technologically literate in the future.