The Future of Technology Education by P John WilliamsThe Future of Technology Education by P John Williams

The Future of Technology Education

byP John WilliamsEditorAlister Jones, Cathy Buntting

Hardcover | November 28, 2014

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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.

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 ...
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Title:The Future of Technology EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:281 pagesPublished:November 28, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9812871691

ISBN - 13:9789812871695

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
The more things change, the more (some) things stay the same
Cathy Buntting, John Williams, Alister Jones

Chapter 2
'Seeing' and 'interpreting' the Human-Technology phenomenon
Steve Keirl

Chapter 3
Theorising technology education from a cultural-historical perspective: Foundations and future imaginings
Marilyn Fleer

Chapter 4
Indigenous technology in Technology Education curricula and teaching
Mishack T Gumbo

Chapter 5
The Pedagogical Ecology of Technology Education: An Agenda for Future Research and Development
David Mioduser

Chapter 6
Conversations to Support Learning in Technology Education
Wendy Fox-Turnbull

Chapter 7
Assessment: feedback from our pasts, feedforward for our futures
Kay Stables

Chapter 8
Developing a technology curriculum
David Barlex

Chapter 9
Developing a Deeper Understanding of Design in Technology Education.
David Spendlove

Chapter 10
The Alignment of Technology with Other School Subjects
Cathy Buntting and Alister Jones

Chapter 11
Vocational and General Technology Education
John Williams

Chapter 12
Technology Education and Developing Countries
Frank Banks and Vanwyk Chikasanda

Chapter 13
Politics and Policy
Kendall N. Starkweather

Chapter 14
Research Challenges for the Future
Marc J. de Vries

Chapter 15
Much remains to be done
Alister Jones, Cathy Buntting, John Williams