ERIC Number: EJ1211045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Preparing Technology- and Engineering-Literate Students -- It's Not Left to Chance
Moye, Johnny J.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v78 n7 p8-13 Apr 2019
Today's world is shaped by technology and products engineered to serve society's needs and wants. The knowledge and skills required to develop and use these products are changing at an exponential rate (NASE&M, 2017; NRC, 2011). In order to understand and meet future challenges, it is vital that the United States produce technology- and engineering-literate citizens (NASE&M, 2017). Technology and engineering programs offer students the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics needed to be successful in STEM education and occupations (Moye, Dugger, & Starkweather, 2018). Technology and engineering students use hands-on problem-solving activities in class to learn about and address real-life problems (Ernst, & Clark, 2009). This article provides evidence illustrating how current technology and engineering programs provide students with the lessons and hands-on activities designed to produce technology- and engineering-literate students.
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, STEM Education, Problem Solving, Hands on Science, National Competency Tests, Technological Literacy, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress