New Frontiers in Technological Literacy

Breaking with the Past

Editors: Dakers, J. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

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

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"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 Université, 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


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Breaking with the Past

    Dakers, John R.

    Pages 1-6

  • Technological Literacy as a Creative Process of Becoming Other

    Dakers, John R.

    Pages 9-27

  • Postliterate Machineries

    Petrina, Stephen

    Pages 29-43

  • Technology and Technology Education

    Watson, Molly

    Pages 47-55

  • Technological Literacy and Digital Democracy

    Williams, P. John

    Pages 59-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Frontiers in Technological Literacy
Book Subtitle
Breaking with the Past
Editors
  • J. Dakers
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39475-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137394750
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39474-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-38632-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 183
Topics