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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 2/10/2016)