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Authors:Eva Blomdahl: Department of Curriculum Studies and Communication, Stockholm Institute of Education, Sweden
Publication title:En möjlig inriktning på grundskolans teknikundervisning
Conference:Forskningskonferens i teknikdidaktik : Styrdokument och klassrumsverklighet i skolans teknikundervisning
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:002
Abstract:This paper presents an attempt to articulate a philosophy of education with respect to technology. Bearing in mind Heidegger’s ideas on the essence of technology and Dewey’s philosophy of education, a notion of technology education as “technology re-presentation” is introduced. The stages: Formulating the assignment, Analysis, Construction/Visualization, Reflection/Evaluation as a process designed to generate knowledge by combining theory and practice. Technology re-presentation is based on the place e.g. the world of the pupils, their surroundings and background. The term "Place" takes a central role in technology education, in respect to the pupils actual situation and in the more limited meaning of technical systems and artifacts as subjects of study as well as study tours.

Thus I have developed a perspective on technology education based on the curriculum for technology combined with ideas from the philosophy of Heidegger and Dewey. The concepts, a model and a practical example with technology re-presentation are presented together to help the teacher work in accordance with how the overall purpose of technology as a school subject is stated in the curriculum for technology. A second aim is to contribute to a discussion of the content and practise of teaching technology.

No. of pages:15
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Eva Blomdahl (2006). En möjlig inriktning på grundskolans teknikundervisning, Forskningskonferens i teknikdidaktik : Styrdokument och klassrumsverklighet i skolans teknikundervisning;article=002 (accessed 9/23/2014)