Where did Technology Go?
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)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Delft: Delft University of Technology , 2009. 1-5 p.
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-46021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-46021DiVA: diva2:371110
PATT-22 Conference, Delft, August 24-28, 2009