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John Williams; Anthony Williams
|ISBN:||0732940907 9780732940904 073294077X 9780732940775|
|Contents:||An introduction to technology education/ Anthony Williams. What is technology? The technology-science relationship. The history of technology. Technology education. History: or where has technology education come from? Philosophy of technology education/ John Williams. A philosophy of general education. Philosophy of technology. Technology as a discipline. Science and technology. From technology to technology education. Philosophy of technology education. A philosophical examination of technology education. Curricular approaches. Instructional methodology/ Robert McCormick. The nature of technological activity. The nature of problem solving in technology education. Learning to solve problems: some general ideas. Styles of working and learning. Learning to solve problems: some general pedagogic implications. A repertoire of strategies. Reflections. Technology tasks and pupils' learning/ Richard Kimbell. The language of technology. Expressing ideas and developing ideas. The context of tasks. A hierarchy for tasks. The progression of tasks from ages 5 to 16. Communication in design/ Steve Garner and Mark Evans. Modelling. Technical writing and language. Graphic communication and product design. Drawing for exploration and manipulation. Drawing and computers. Computers in technology education. Defining computers. Computers as educational tools. Assessment and evaluation/ Anne Fritz. Behaviourist v. constructivist perspectives. Technology as a holistic capability. The essentials of evaluation and assessment. Evaluation --
at the heart of technological activities. Evaluation/ Assessment --
diagnostic, formative, summative. Assessment in an outcomes-based curriculum. Setting the criteria for assessment. Ways to assess. Performance assessment. Holistic and atomised capability testing. Assessing capability in technology. Group assessment. Assessment as part of teaching and learning: feedback to the students. Assessment and evaluation in the affective domain: the role of reflection. Review: what is being assessed? Examples of assessment schemes in technology. Physical planning: facility design and organisation/ Anthony Williams and Allan Taylor. Building the context. Key issues in facility planning and design. Planning to upgrade existing facilities. Key characteristics of a technology centre. The development of a new facility. Curriculum development/ Anthony Williams. Curriculum considerations. Instructional planning. Unit documentation. International approaches to technology education/ John Williams. United States of America. Finland. China. Korea. Sweden. The Netherlands. United Kingdom. South Africa. Japan. Botswana. Nigeria. Germany. Taiwan. Mauritius. Australia. Israel. Issues and implications/ Ilja Mottier. Technology as part of educational change. Educational technology. Materials. Integration of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Technology education for all students.
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