By Victor J. Mayer (eds.)
The authors suggest the technological know-how curriculum thought of world technological know-how Literacy justifying its use across the world on the subject of the character of technology, the possible path of technological know-how within the new millennium, the potential for GSL to enhance inter-cultural knowing, and its relevance to non-Western cultures and traditions. GSL curricula are prepared conceptually instead of through technological know-how self-discipline, contain pursuits from the social reviews build of worldwide schooling, and characterize the large spectrum of technology methodologies, not only these of the actual sciences common of present curricula. The ebook is suggested examining for all who're attracted to the way forward for technological know-how curricula and drawn to contemplating a non-traditional point of view. Curriculum builders and researchers, destiny academics and graduate scholars quite often curriculum classes, technology schooling classes and social stories schooling classes, and their professors could be fairly . The booklet is split into 3 sections. within the first part, the idea that of Global technology Literacy and the justification of its use for technology curricula across the world are built. the second one part describes studying environments which are specifically acceptable for GSL curricula. The 3rd and final part presents rules and techniques for constructing features of GSL curricula.
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POST-COLD WAR CHALLENGES TO SCIENCE AND SCIENCE EDUCATION The end of the Cold War and the beginning of the era of globalization are factors that should bring substantial reexamination of the historical and philosophical foundations of science upon which current science curricula have been established. Such a reexamination would have implications for the content and focus of future curriculum efforts whether directed at developing curricula to attract and prepare future scientists and engineers, or for the general education of a citizenry in science.
Especially influential has been the need to develop a source of science and engineering man power and the technology essential for maintaining a strong national defense and an economically competitive business community. Science curricula are heavily influenced by the nature of the physical sciences since they have been successful in providing the scientific foundation for establishing and maintaining a powerful military and industrial/commercial capability. " Beyond a few platitudes about objectivity and willingness to change one's mind, students learn a restricted stereotype about observation, simplification to tease apart controlling variables, crucial experiment, and prediction with repetition as a test.
With the onset of the Second World War more and more support flowed to the physical scientists and along with the money went prestige and political influence. Kelves states that, ". this was a war of physicists" (p. 320). The Los Alamos generation, brought to the forefront by its development of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, " . was dominated by physicists who seemed to wear the 'tunic of Superman,' in the phrase of a Life reporter, and stood in the spotlight of a thousand suns" (p. 334). The ascendancy of the physical scientists in the mind of the public was matched by their ascendancy to the top of the hierarchy of science.