INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION SERIES

Fostering Human Development Through Engineering and Technology Education

Editors: Barak, Moshe, Hacker, Michael (Eds.)

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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Fostering Human Development Through Engineering and Technology Education (ETE) is a collaborative work offered to students, scholars, researchers, decision-makers, curriculum developers, and educators interested in the rich learning opportunities afforded by engineering and technology education. This book provides perspective about the roles ETE might uniquely play in applying contemporary pedagogical practices to enhance students' intellectual, cognitive, and social skills in the service of promoting equitable and sustainable human development. Education about engineering and technology has become an imperative for all people due to the exponential rate of technological change, the impact of globalization on culture and economy, and the essential contributions engineering and technology make in addressing global and environmental challenges. Many of today’s students wish to use their education to influence the future, and school-based engineering and technology education programs meet the needs of these “millennial students” who are civic-minded, team-oriented, and want to make a difference. Therefore, support has been rapidly increasing for the establishment of school-based engineering and technology education (ETE) programs in many countries across the globe. Chapters in this book provide discussion about dimensions of learning; capabilities, concepts and skills for third millennial learners; culturally relevant learning through ETE; and the promise of new pedagogies such as gaming and other project-based learning approaches in our digitally connected world. The author team includes renowned educational theorists, cognitive scientists, scientists and engineers, instructional designers, expert practitioners, and researchers who have coalesced best practice and contemporary thought from seven countries.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Learning Theories For Engineering and Technology Education

    Christian D. Schunn, Eli M. Silk

    Pages 3-18

  • Activity Theory as a Pedagogical Framework for the Delivery of Technology Education

    John R. Dakers

    Pages 19-34

  • Dispositions as Explicit Learning Goals for Engineering and Technology Education

    P John Williams, P John Williams

    Pages 89-102

  • Achieving Creativity in the Technology Classroom

    David Barlex

    Pages 103-129

  • Scaffolding Strategies For Integrating Engineering Design and Scientific Inquiry in Project-Based Learning Environments

    David P. Crismond

    Pages 235-255

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fostering Human Development Through Engineering and Technology Education
Editors
  • Moshe Barak
  • Michael Hacker
Series Title
INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION SERIES
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-549-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-549-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 310
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