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Title: Practice Meets Theory in Technology Education: A Case of Authentic Learning in the High School Setting PDF
Url: https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/v9n2/pdf/hill.pdf
Creator: Hill, Ann Marie
Smith, Howard A.
Publisher: Journal of Technology Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Description: Recent reports (Premier's Council, 1988, 1990) emphasizing the low level of science and technology literacy among Canadians imply that schools have not responded to the challenges before them. However, pioneering and apparently successful programs in technology education are being offered currently in some secondary schools in the province of Ontario. These programs support learning about technological problems that involves, among other things, inter-disciplinary approaches to curriculum and the active involvement of both students in their learning and community partners who provide real world design experiences for students. These features comprise the core of a recently revised curriculum guideline for secondary school technology education entitled Broad-based Technological Education: Grades 10, 11, and 12 (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1995b).

Before 1989 the study of technology in Ontario schools occurred only in grades 9 to 13 through Technological Studies courses. About 75 distinct technology specializations existed. Since 1989, increased dialogue about the need for students to study technology from kindergarten to secondary school graduation has led to the development of a continuum of technology education (Hill & Salter, 1991). Today, technology education is part of all elementary school childrens education (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1995a), after which it becomes an elective in secondary school as Broad-based Technological Education Programs (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1995b). These latter technology programs represent a move from the earlier specializations approach to seven comprehensive technology clusters: (a) Communication Technology, (b) Construction Technology, (c) Technological Design, (d) Hospitality Services, (e) Manufacturing Technology, (f) Personal Care, and (g) Transportation Technology.

Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Technology. Information technology
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Secondary education. High school teaching -- Curriculum
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Manufacturing
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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