Shaping Concepts of Technology: From Philosophical Perspective to Mental Images

Shaping Concepts of Technology: From Philosophical Perspective to Mental Images

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What is the nature of technology? And what is the body of knowledge for technology? Those questions are discussed both in the philosophy of technology and in technology education, but in different ways. Philosophers develop valid concepts of technology and educationalists reflect on the way such concepts can be built up in the minds of pupils and students. Not only the overall concept of technology but also specific concepts within technology are presented both from philosophical and from educational perspectives. This book shows how the philosophy of technology can provide an academic background for the development of technology education. At the same time it helps philosophers to take into account the intuitive ideas people hold in their considerations about the true nature of technology.
The texts are adapted versions of papers that were presented at the second Jerusalem International Science and Technology Education Conference held in 1996.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401063616
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 201
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Shaping Concepts of Technology: What Concepts and How to Shape Them; M.J. de Vries, A. Tamir. Part A: Philosophical Perspectives. The Roots of Technology and Science: A Philosophical and Historical View; P.L. Gardner. Science, Technology and Society: A Methodological Perspective; M.J. de Vries. Thought, Action and Scientific Technology; J. Agasssi. Science and Technology as Social Relations; K.-H. Hansen. Knowledge Types in Technology; G. Ropohl. The Structure of Technology Knowledge; D. Ihde. Part B: Mental Images. Recent Research in Learning Technological Concepts and Processes; A. Jones. Concept Mapping as a Means of Evaluating Primary School Technology Programmes; C.J. Thomson. The Value of a Utilitarian Curriculum: The Case of Technological Education; R. Hansen. Reconstructionism in Technology Education; A.M. Hill. Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge; R. McCormick. Learning Technological Concepts and Developing Intellectual Skills; S.D. Johnson. Transforming Engineering Concepts for Technical and Vocational Teacher Education; A. Durey.

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