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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
In order to be prepared for future college or careers, 21st century students should have critical thinking in their arsenal of soft skills. Most teachers and schools feel that critical thinking skills are important to teach, but unfortunately they have a lack of understanding of what critical thinking is and what strategies are best utilized to…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Personal Autonomy, 21st Century Skills
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Loveland, Thomas; Love, Tyler – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
As technology and engineering (T&E) education seeks to survive a shortage of teachers and funding, among other factors, it must proceed with caution. The field should remain true to its hands-on, design-based roots but must also provide rigorous instruction that applies STEM skills and situates it as a valuable stakeholder among the core…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Relevance (Education), Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Klink, Pamela; Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Some students have trouble performing well on summative tests in technology and engineering education. This is largely due to the students' inability to apply the terms to real-world scenarios (Baker, Simmons, & Kameenui, 1995). Exams often provide situational questions and, with these, critical-thinking skills are required. Students may lack…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Engineering, Engineering Education, Learning Strategies
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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
This article presents an overview of how to relate reading to a content area, specifically technology education. The author notes that, with the new focus on Common Core English Language Arts State Standards and state-developed standards, technology and engineering teachers should include disciplinary literacy in their curriculum. Academic…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Literacy, Technology, Technology Education
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Loveland, Thomas; Dunn, Derrek – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
With a new emphasis on the inclusion of engineering content and practices in technology education, attention has focused on what engineering content should be taught and assessed in technology education. The National Academy of Engineering (2010) proposed three general principles for K-12 engineering education in "Standards for K-12…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Theory of Mind, Teaching Methods
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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
In modern CAD and CAM manufacturing companies, engineers design parts for machines and consumable goods. Many of these parts are cut on CNC machines. Whether using a CNC lathe, milling machine, or router, the ideas and designs of engineers must be translated into a machine-readable form called G & M Code that can be used to cut parts to precise…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, National Standards, Manufacturing, Skilled Workers
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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Education is a lifelong process of continuous learning and renewal. This is necessary because of ongoing research and changes in technologies. For educators, the need for training leads to a continual search for learning opportunities from many sources. School administrators routinely provide in-service training. National and state associations…
Descriptors: Accountability, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Technology Education