publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Curricular Value and Instructional Needs for Infusing Engineering Design into K-12 Technology Education

Gattie, David K.; Wicklein, Robert C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2007
  • Publisher: Council on Technology Teacher Education and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
  • Country: United States
Abstract
An overarching objective of Technology Education in the U.S. is to improve technological literacy among K-12 students (DeVore, 1964; Savage and Sterry, 1990; International Technology Education Association, 1996, 2000, 2003). This is addressed in part through a focus on end-product technology and the use and importance of various technologies in society (Savage and Sterry, 1990). While such a focus is certainly necessary, it may not be sufficient if the objective is to infuse engineering into the technology education field. Current efforts at the University of Georgia propose adjusting the focus of Technology Education to a defined emphasis on engineering design ...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: curricular value, instructional needs, engineering design, K-12, technology education, Engineering, Engineering Education
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Curricular Value and Instructional Needs for Infusing Engineering Design into K-12 Technology Education

Gattie, David K.; Wicklein, Robert C.;