9781137373465

Defining Technological Literacy Towards an Epistemological Framework

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    9781137373465

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    1137373466

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-07-10
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

In order to achieve a truly democratic world, any tensions or confusions between human beings, their environment, and their technologies must be resolved: the need is growing for everyone, particularly young people, to be more critically involved in the discourse surrounding technology. Only then will people become empowered to improve their world in a creative, sensitive, informed and above all, sustainable fashion. This collection provides a solid basis for defining technological literacy. Completely revised and updated in its second edition, it shows how philosophy, design, and pedagogy come together to shape our interactions with and understanding of the technology that mediates our everyday lives.

Author Biography

John R. Dakers teaches at the Technology University of Delft, the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

PART I: CONSIDERING ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE FOR DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
1. What is Philosophy of Technology?; Andrew Feenberg
2. Technological Knowledge and Artifacts: An Analytical View; Marc J. de Vries
3. How to Understand Mundane Technology: New Ways of Thinking about Human-Technology Relations; Mike Michael
4. Walking the Plank: A Mediation on the Process of Skill; Tim Ingold
5. Ethical Technological Literacy as Democratic Curriculum Keystone; Steve Keirl
PART II: CONSIDERING ASPECTS OF DESIGN IN DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
6. The Design of Design; Carl Mitcham and J. Britt Holbrook
7. The Designer Fallacy and Technological Imagination; Don Ihde
PART III: CONSIDERING ASPECTS OF PEDAGOGY FOR DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
8. Towards a Philosophy for a New Technology Education; John R Dakers
9. Implicit theories: Their Impact on Technology Education; Wendy Dow
PART IV: CONSIDERING GLOBALIZATION, COMPUTERS, THE WORLD-WIDE-WEB, AND THEIR IMPACT IN DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
10. Reconstructing Technoliteracy: A Multiple Literacies Approach; Richard Kahn and Douglas Kellner
11. From Knowledge to Information: Virtual Classrooms or Automated Diploma Mills?; Michael Peters

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