Article | PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012 | Reconstructing the Pupils Attitude Towards Technology-Survey

Title:
Reconstructing the Pupils Attitude Towards Technology-Survey
Author:
Jan Ardies: Karel de Grote University College & University of Antwerp Sven De Mæyer: University of Antwerp, Belgium Hanno van Keulen: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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Year:
2012
Conference:
PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012
Issue:
073
Article no.:
002
Pages:
22-31
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-06-18
ISBN:
978-91-7519-849-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


In knowledge based economies technological literacy is gaining interest. Technological literacy correlates with the attitude towards technology; therefore; when measuring technological literacy as an outcome of education; one should take the attitude towards technology into account. This requires a valid; reliable instrument that should be as concise as possible; in order to use it in correlation with other instruments. We therefore reconstructed the Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology (PATT) instrument. We validated and piloted this and used it in a large study. This resulted in an instrument with six subscales and 24 items of attitude towards technology that is easy to use and evaluate. The six items are: Career Aspirations; Interest in Technology; Tediousness of Technology; Positive Perception of Effects of Technology; Perception of Difficulty and Perception of Technology as a Subject for Boys or for Boys and Girls.

Keywords: Attitude measurement; technology education; technological literacy

PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012

Author:
Jan Ardies, Sven De Mæyer, Hanno van Keulen
Title:
Reconstructing the Pupils Attitude Towards Technology-Survey
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PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012

Author:
Jan Ardies, Sven De Mæyer, Hanno van Keulen
Title:
Reconstructing the Pupils Attitude Towards Technology-Survey
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