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Authors:Jan Ardies: Karel de Grote University College & University of Antwerp
Sven De Maeyer: University of Antwerp, Belgium
Hanno van Keulen: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Publication title:Reconstructing the Pupils Attitude Towards Technology-Survey
Conference:PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:002
Abstract: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
No. of pages:10
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Jan Ardies, Sven De Maeyer, Hanno van Keulen (2012). Reconstructing the Pupils Attitude Towards Technology-Survey, PATT 26 Conference; Technology Education in the 21st Century; Stockholm; Sweden; 26-30 June; 2012;article=002 (accessed 10/10/2015)