What is Technology Education?

Technology Education:

Teaches about technology as a content area;

  • Is concerned with the broad spectrum of technology (how humans have designed and innovated the natural world);
  • Its primary goal: Technological literacy for everyone;
  • is the content for the study of technology as described by the standards for technological literacy;
  • Includes technological literacy studies and involves teaching around a context rich theme, technology;
  • Is designing, developing, and utilizing technological systems;
  • Is open-ended, problem-based design activities;
  • Includes cognitive, manipulative, and affective learning strategies;
  • Applies technological knowledge and processes to real world experiences using up-to-date resources;
  • Includes working individually as well as in a team to solve problems.
  • Provides career exploration and awareness opportunities.

-Joseph A. Scarcella Ph.D.

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