Hidden Factors in Technological Change - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080210070, 9781483138923

Hidden Factors in Technological Change

1st Edition

Editors: Edward Semper Philip Coggin Harry Armytage
eBook ISBN: 9781483138923
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 266
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Description

Hidden Factors in Technological Change examines the educational implications of living in an advanced technological society and suggests ways in which teaching programs and learning situations in schools might be appropriately reoriented. Trends in technological innovation and design are discussed, along with their likely social, aesthetic, environmental, economic, moral, and political consequences.
This book is comprised of 20 chapters and begins with an assessment of the wider implications of technological innovation from a variety of different viewpoints, with emphasis on television. More specifically, the social, economic, aesthetic, scientific, moral, and political implications of technology are considered. The next section focuses on various aspects of living with technology, including the use of resources, the quality of life in cities, and transport and communication. The consequences of technology for education, especially the school curriculum, are also discussed. Other chapters explore ways in which schools might begin to develop in their pupils critical, informed, and constructive attitudes to the many opportunities and problems associated with technological change, and thereby help to make technology more accountable to society and more responsive to the wishes of ordinary people. This monograph will be of interest to educators and school administrators, education officials, and science and technology policymakers.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I Viewpoints on Some Technological Innovations

Introduction

Economic

Social

Political

Scientific

Moral

Aesthetic

Conclusion

Part II Aspects of Living with Technology

Introduction

Use of Resources

Energy

Materials Science

Water

Food

Cities

Design of a New Town

Safety at Work

Environmental Pollution

Transport

Overland

On Water

Communications

The Mass Media

Dreams of Computers

The Future of Man

Thoughts on Bio-engineering

Our Heritage

Industrial Archeology

Farmer Man

The Technology of Games

Purpose

The Christian Viewpoint

The Humanist Case

The Expertness of Experts

The Ecology of Design

The International Dimension

European Science and Technology

The Third World

Industrial Development in the Third World

Part III Viewpoints on the Curriculum

Introduction

Academic Pointers

Education for a Technological Explosion

Technology and Teachers

Technology Appreciation in Teacher Education

Science in Action

Design Education

Engineering Design

Environmental Studies

Return to Realism

Inventive Thinking in the Primary School

Inventive Thinking in the Upper School

Simulation: In the Classroom

Simulation: Some Models

Simulation: A Case Study

Awakening the Technological Sensibility of Girls

Ways and Means

Problem-Solving

New Resources

Technology in the Middle School

Creative Technology and Control Systems

Opening Windows on Technology

Drama in a Technological Society

Case Histories

In a Girls' School

In a Primary School

In an Upper School

In a Sixth Form

With Unstreamed Classes

Co-Operation between Schools

Education for Survival

Industrial Studies

Safety ...?

Anticipating the Future

Surviving the Future

The Way Ahead

Technological Literacy

Strategies for Development

Epilogue

Details

No. of pages:
266
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1976
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483138923

About the Editor

Edward Semper

Philip Coggin

Harry Armytage