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New Frontiers in Technological Literacy: Breaking with the Past
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John R. Dakers
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New Frontiers in Technological Literacy: Breaking with the Past

John R. Dakers


Palgrave Macmillan

Society & Social Sciences;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Ethical & social aspects of computing


183 pages

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This book attempts to rethink the concept of technological literacy in a modern context, not only in terms of a subject area taught in schools, but also as an important general concept that all citizens should engage with. As this book will illustrate, the concept of technological literacy has no universally agreed definition.

Edited by:   John R. Dakers
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   3.051kg
ISBN:   9781137386328
ISBN 10:   1137386320
Pages:   183
Publication Date:   July 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andoni Alonso, The Complutense University of Madrid, Spain David Barlex, The Design and Technology Association, UK Leo Elshof, Acadia University, Canada Cathrine Hasse, Aarhus University, Denmark Mary Kirk, Metropolitan State University, USA Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines, USA Stephen Petrina, University of British Columbia, Canada Silja Samerski, University of Oldenburg, Germany Jamie Wallace, Aarhus University, Denmark Nan Wang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Molly Watson, Student, UK John Williams, University of Waikato, New Zealand

The beginning of our twenty-first century is marked by many breaks that affect our social, economic, cultural, and political organizations. The globalization of trade and the global development of information networks have drastically change our relationships with multiple technologies. Increasingly indispensable in our daily actions, they generate opposing feelings from the most basic rejection to unconditional adherence. This book, by the richness of contributions from leading international experts, lays the foundation of an appropriate place for technology education in all our educational systems. Jacques Ginestie, Director, ESPE Aix-Marseille, Aix-Marseille Universite, France Dakers has brought together a collection of essays that are thought-provoking and invite educators to rethink the idea of technological literacy. This concept has been read in a positivist manner for too long, and Dakers makes a plea for looking at it more critically. This voice should be heard by all who are involved in the (further) development of technology-related education. - Marc de Vries, Professor of Reformational Philosophy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Ours is a fully textured technological world and Dakers does an inspiring job helping us become technologically literate. Moreover, the speed withwhich technologies change calls for a running frontier, well exemplified here. - Don Ihde, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, USA

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