Title New Approaches in Technology Training: Development and Integration of European Modules in Technology Education
Project Number TR/05/B/F/PP 178 009
Product Introduction to Didactics of Technology
Title Introduction to Didactics of Technology
Product Type evaluation methods
Marketing Text The book “Introduction to Didactics of Technology” as the guidance for the in-service training of the technology education teachers considering the modules obtained within the project.
Description The proposed teacher training model in MODULARTE has been integrated with the specific module “Didactics of Technology” (Module 5) that focuses on developing technology educators and provides a framework in respect of learning. It lays a very strong foundation in terms of a learner-centred approach that sits comfortably with technology education. "Building a theory and setting it in relation to practical experience" ... "process concerning reality" ... "theoretical base" ... "active didactives" all suit well the purposes of creating a technology teacher – and have the double value of providing a good model of learning for becoming a technologist as well. The guiding principles provided (student-orientation; activity-orientation; problem-orientation; integrative approach; scientific-orientation; differentiation; working on projects; interdisciplinary working; openness) and theories of learning (cognitivism; constructivism) create a highly effective framework within which to develop understandings and approaches to technology education.
Target group Technology teachers
Result Flexible learner centred approaches to teaching and learning sequences, developmental approach, active learning, self-determination, authenticity, learning in a social context are all highlighted through this module. It provides guiding principles not just for how learning and teaching technology should be organised in schools but also in higher education. It contains the bandwidth of methods and fundamentals of teaching technology.
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