Technology Education, Innovation, and Management: Proceedings of the WOCATE Conference 1994

Technology Education, Innovation, and Management: Proceedings of the WOCATE Conference 1994


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Technology Education, Innovation, and Management: Proceedings of the WOCATE Conference 1994 by Kati Langer

Developing the interface between humans and technology involves the strategic question of how to connect innovation in teaching with the creation of value. Originating from an international conference on technology education, innovation and management, this book provides a focused overview of theoretical findings on this topic as well as starting points for practical work. It not only displays the existing level of international agreement, but also demonstrates a commitment to further development of technology education. For example, parallels between teaching innovation and the work situation in smaller firms point to a general trend toward linking value creation and education. The book presents theory and practice clearly arranged with diagrams, figures and tables.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540600183
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 10/11/1995
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Official Opening and Welcome.- 1. Educational Strategies for Technology Education.- The development of technology education in New Zealand.- Technology education in Germany’s gymnasia.- Perspectives and concepts in the Swedish national curriculum for technology - and a modest proposal for a general model that will explain it all – hopefully.- A new curriculum for technology education in Schleswig-Holstein.- New education law, new curriculum.- Research in Technology Education: some insights.- 2. Human Resource Development for Technology Education.- HRD, Innovative and Integrative Thinking of Education for Life.- Minds 2000+: Innovations in global change as part of technology education.- Key qualifications - contents of general and vocational education.- Strategies, methods and principles of development thinking.- Cognitive structure of technology subjects for deciding instructional design and learning preferences.- Psychohygiene in a manager’s work.- 3. Methods, Didactics and Equipment for Technology Education.- Developing a competency to act within networked systems.- New approaches towards interdisciplinary technological enlightenment.- Didactical structure of the technological culture.- A teaching strategy to promote student confidence and creativity in the design and prototyping of digital electronic systems.- The ontdekplek.- The teaching laboratory as a meaningful environment.- 4. Educational Innovations for Technology Education.- Education to teamwork in building technology MHPO - method holistic participation - a contribution to technology education.- Management and innovation.- Technological education and innovation in connection with tendencies of a world that is changing.- Integration as an innovation course in the education concerning all fields of technology.- Methodological initiation aspects of educational innovation.- Innovation in initial teacher training: an analysis of benefits, costs and resource-related opportunities.- 5. School-Industry-Link-Projects.- Technology education, innovation and management.- Are we making technology education attractive to our students?.- Economic and industrial understanding as part of design and technology education in the primary curriculum.- Working with industry to enhance technology education.- School and economy - first steps in Hungary.- 6. Experiences of Implementing Technology Education into Cultural Context.- The objects and tasks of technology education in comprehensive schools in the Czech Republic.- Development and implementation of a model for technology education in South Africa - the ORT-STEP experience.- Present days problems of technology education in Slovakia.- European supporting programmes - experiences in the field of education and training from the view of East German universities and enterprises.- Building of a technical educational system of a non-university type in Slovakia.- What factors will influence the wider implementation of technology education in South African Schools?.- The introduction of technology laboratories into schools in the disadvantaged communities of the Republic of South Africa.- Conference Paper Presentations: Summary.- Resolution Adopted by the Conference.- List of Participants.

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