ERIC Number: EJ1153270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Developing Technological Literacy with All Students in Mind
Clausen, Courtney K.; Greenhaigh, Scott D.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v77 n1 p17-22 Sep 2017
As U.S. public schools continue to diversify, it is necessary for educators to find ways to meet all students' needs in the classroom. By beginning small, with some of the teaching ideas presented within this article such as learning about and supporting your students' cultural competencies and integrating students' backgrounds and interests into the curriculum, teachers can begin to meet the needs of diverse students. Or, if possible, integrate a unit such as the land and aquatic transportation design brief into the curriculum to encourage students to learn about their cultures while engaging in critical thinking and sociocultural consciousness within the technology and engineering classroom. In the end, the ultimate goal is to help all students be successful in the technology and engineering classroom. This article is designed to explore ways technology and engineering teachers can utilize effective techniques from the social sciences in teaching understandings of technology and society in a way that is inclusive of a diverse student population.
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education, Transportation, Innovation, Design, Models, Student Projects
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