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Where did Technology Go?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education. (TUFF tesearch school)
2009 (English)In: Strengthening the Position of Technology Education in the Curriculum / [ed] Arien Becker, Ilja Mottier, Marc J. de Vries, Delft: Delft University of Technology , 2009, 1-5 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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In the beginning there was techne and episteme. Today we have difficulties with finding technology in the implementations of the curriculum in, at least, Swedish schools. So where did it go? I will give arguments that it is all there but it suffers from specialisation. If we think of techne appearing before the different natural science subjects it is a very natural thought that technology today is what is left "between" the more specialized subjects. However I believe that technology is created also in the meeting between two specialized subjects. When a physicist work with a chemist to solve a problem, than this work will very easy appear as technology from one or both parts view. Also not a revolutionary thought this may explain why the Swedish higher education is organized as it is and why we have diffculties to make a working curriculum for the lower grades.

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Delft: Delft University of Technology , 2009. 1-5 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-46021OAI: diva2:371110
PATT-22 Conference, Delft, August 24-28, 2009
Available from: 2010-11-27 Created: 2010-11-18 Last updated: 2010-11-27Bibliographically approved

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