Title

Digital democracy - a new role for technology education

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education

RAS ID

4932

Comments

Wiliams, P. J. (2007). Digital democracy—A new role for technology education In JR Dakers, W. Dow, & MJ de Vries. In Teaching and Learning technological literacy in the classroom. PATT 18 International Conference on Design and Technology Education Research 2007 (pp. 339-346).

Abstract

This paper outlines a consideration for the future development of technology education. Throughout history various grand narratives have impacted on technology education. In the current post modern era of globalization, technology education continues to struggle for relevance and definition, and takes various forms in different countries, but none seem resoundingly successful. The current development of what some have termed a digital democracy (Web 2.0) provides a relevant context to which technology education could address itself

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