Interpersonal relationships and communication are always developed in a specific cultural context that has its own values, norms, and even institutions to cope with different types and levels of interpersonal relationships (Mamali, 1996, p. 217). Since the dawn of mankind, what separates man from beast is man’s ability to use and develop tools and technology. The use of technology has become so prevalent that it permeates all aspects of our lives, schools, business, and our personal lives. Businesses especially have to broaden and improve their technological skills in order to survive in technology-dependant environments.
Key Terms in this Chapter
Pedagogy: The principles, practices, or profession of teaching children
Rapport: Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.
Manual Training: The process of bringing a person to an agreed standard of proficiency by practice and instruction that is relating to a hands-on approach to learning.
Industrial Technology: Industrial technology is a field of study designed to prepare technical and management professionals for employment in manufacturing and distribution industries, education, and government. Industrial technology is primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems, including: Materials, Manufacturing Processes, Management, Economics, Human Relations, Quality Control, Computer Applications/CAD/CAM, and Electronics and Automation
Technical: Specializing in industrial, practical, or mechanical arts and applied sciences.
Human Relations: The skills or ability to work effectively through and with other people. Human relations include a desire to understand others, their needs and weaknesses, and their talents and abilities.
Industrial Arts: The study of the changes made by man in the forms of material to increase their values, and of the problems of life related to these changes. It is an educational agenda that focused on the fabrication of objects or useful equipment by wood and/or metal using an assortment of hand, power, or machine tools