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Contemporary Issues in Technology Education

The Future of Technology Education

Editors: Williams, P John, Jones, Alister, Buntting, Cathy (Eds.)

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  • No other book which addresses the current state of technology education
  • Provides a sound rationale on which to base future projections and discusses future scenarios for technology education​
  • Written by a group of eminent, internationally recognised technology educators
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About this book

Twenty-five years ago there was increasing optimism in policy, curriculum and research about the contribution that technology education might make to increased technological literacy in schools and the wider population. That optimism continues, although the status of technology as a learning area remains fragile in many places.

This edited book is offered as a platform from which to continue discussions about how technology education might progress into the future, and how the potential of technology education to be truly relevant and valued in school learning can be achieved.

The book results from a collaboration between leading academics in the field, the wider group of authors having had input into each of the chapters. Through the development of a deep understanding of technology, based on a thoughtful philosophy, pathways are discussed to facilitate student learning opportunities in technology education. Consideration is given to the purpose(s) of technology education and how this plays out in curriculum, pedagogies, and assessment. Key dimensions, including design, critique, students’ cultural capital are also explored, as are the role and place of political persuasion, professional organisations, and research that connects with practice.

The discussion in the book leads to a conclusion that technology education has both an ethical and moral responsibility to support imaginings that sustain people and communities in harmony and for the well being of the broader ecological and social environment.

About the authors

The editors work together at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

John Williams is a professor and Director of the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, where he teaches and supervises research students in technology education. His current research interests include mentoring beginning teachers, PCK, and electronic assessment of performance. In 2011 he was elected to the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s Academy of Fellows for prominence in the profession.

Alister Jones is a Research Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato. Prior to this he was Dean of Education and the Director of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research and the Centre for Science and Technology Education Research. He contributed significantly to the development of the technology curriculum in New Zealand, and has published extensively in technology and science education as well as general education. He is Director of a number of companies, including Cognition Education Limited, and Managing Director of the Australasian Science Education Research Association Limited.

Cathy Buntting has a background in biochemistry and biotechnology research and teaching and a PhD in education. She holds a senior research position within the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and currently manages the internationally recognised Biotechnology and Science Learning Hubs. Her research interests focus on how digital technologies can transform science and technology teaching and learning, and on the development of science and technology education policy.

Reviews

“There is a good balance of bringing to the table what is already known and what we need to do to evolve from this. As a consequence, the enthusiastic tone is inviting and encourages reader reflection. … This is a book which should be read by all concerned with the sustainability of technology as a curriculum entitlement. … It is a ‘must read’ for educational researchers and practitioners, irrespective of experience.” (Nigel Zanker, Design and Technology Education, Vol. 21 (2), June, 2016)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The More Things Change, the More (Some) Things Stay the Same

    Pages 1-11

    Buntting, Cathy (et al.)

  • ‘Seeing’ and ‘Interpreting’ the Human-Technology Phenomenon

    Pages 13-34

    Keirl, Steve

  • Theorising Technology Education from a Cultural-Historical Perspective: Foundations and Future Imaginings

    Pages 35-55

    Fleer, Marilyn

  • Indigenous Technology in Technology Education Curricula and Teaching

    Pages 57-75

    Gumbo, Mishack T.

  • The Pedagogical Ecology of Technology Education: An Agenda for Future Research and Development

    Pages 77-98

    Mioduser, David

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-170-1
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-169-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1361-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Technology Education
Editors
  • P John Williams
  • Alister Jones
  • Cathy Buntting
Series Title
Contemporary Issues in Technology Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-170-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-170-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-169-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1361-4
Series ISSN
2510-0327
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 281
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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