To be able to understand the value of integrating advanced technologies into existing technology education programmes, it is necessary to look at the features of various approaches that can be distinguished in various countries. Here eight approaches are described: the craft oriented approach, the industrial production oriented approach, the applied science approach, the high tech approach, the engineering concepts approach, the design approach, the key qualifications approach and the Science and Technology in Society (STS} approach. For each of these approaches the presence of five main characteristics of technology are evaluated: the human aspect, matter/energy/information analyses, science-technology relationships, the process of designing-making-using, and social aspects. The integration of advanced technologies into these approaches can stimulate the enhancement of characteristics not present, or poorly represented, in the various approaches.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Educational Technology in Technology Education|
|Editors||A. Gordon, M. Hacker, M.J. Vries, de|
|Place of Publication||Berlin/Heidelberg|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|