Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom

Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom

Stephen Petrina (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Release Date: September, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 412
ISBN13: 9781599043371|ISBN10: 1599043378|EISBN13: 9781599043395|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-337-1
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Because of the nature of their subject, technology teachers have found ways to make learning active and exciting, often through new activities and projects that have real-world relevance. As technology fields grow, the success of technology teachers is tied in with innovation rather than the accomplishments of the past.

Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom provides a comprehensive, critical approach to meeting the new challenges of technology in the classroom. This book gathers together research on technology methods, principles, and content, and acts as a reference source for proven and innovative methods. Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom presents an introduction to teaching educational technology, design, and engineering. It also contains strategies for innovation by examining the what, why, and how of technology education.

Reviews and Testimonials

The whole book is a nice balance between foundational and practical issues. It is quite an accomplishment to put together a comprehensive book such as this and the author is to be complimented for his work. I warmly recommend the book to teachers and teacher educators.

– M. J. de Vries, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

It is worth scanning, then reading, then studying, then returning to again and again. Eye-opening it is, yes, but it can also open minds and education systems.

– British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2008)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Stephan Petrina
A great irony in this age of information technologies is that communication skills for many people have atrophied. Students take low levels of... Sample PDF
Analyzing and Designing Technology-Based Instruction
Chapter 2
Stephan Petrina
What is intelligence? What do we know about knowledge? Are design and technological knowledge unique? Do different types of knowledge demand... Sample PDF
Organizing Knowledge for Instruction
Chapter 3
Stephan Petrina
We began this book by acknowledging that the mere word “technology” provokes strong emotions or feelings from the heart. Advertisers play on these... Sample PDF
Feelings, Values, Ethics and Skills
Chapter 4
Stephan Petrina
How do we factor the variability of students into our instructional methods? All students are different, and yet there are many commonalties from... Sample PDF
Instructional Methods and Learning Styles
Chapter 5
Stephan Petrina
One of the most used and abused approaches to technology studies in the schools is creative design and technological problem-solving. Current... Sample PDF
Creativity and Ingenuity, Design, and Problem Solving
Chapter 6
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Why do we use technologies in technology studies? Couldn’t we teach technology in a classroom without the complex lab and workshop infrastructures... Sample PDF
Learning Theory, technology and Practice
Chapter 7
Stephan Petrina
Why should we teach technology in the schools? What is the reason for accommodating technology in the school curriculum? Why should we have to... Sample PDF
Justifying Technology Studies
Chapter 8
Stephan Petrina
If status of a school subject is at issue, then content, benchmarks, and standards cannot be underestimated. Of course, the question is what content... Sample PDF
Technology Content, Process, and Standards
Chapter 9
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Who should design the curriculum that technology educators teach? Should curriculum be developed by governments and ministries of education? Should... Sample PDF
Curriculum and Instruction Design
Chapter 10
Assessment and Evaluation  (pages 280-321)
Stephan Petrina
Some teachers view assessment as a necessary evil. Some view assessment as their only real tool of discipline and power. Still other teachers view... Sample PDF
Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter 11
Stephan Petrina
Classroom and facilities management require more than a series of techniques. Management and safety require a philosophy. Veteran teachers who “make... Sample PDF
Classroom Management, Facilities Design and Safety
About the Author

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Stephen Petrina is an associate professor of technology studies in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. He completed M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Maryland, USA. His responsibilities at UBC include teaching curriculum and instruction in the teacher education program along with graduate courses in science & technology studies, research methods, curriculum, new media, cognition, cultural studies, and the commercialization of education He coordinates the Technology Studies teacher education and graduate programs. He is publishing a book and co-authoring another, and his recent articles appear in Workplace, Technology & Culture, History of Psychology, History of Education Quarterly and International Journal of Technology and Design Education, and the Journal of Technology Education.


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