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Technology for Children 2e covers the key learning area of technology, sometimes referred to as 'technology and design', or combined as 'science and technology' in different State curricula. Designed for primary teacher education students, it covers the diverse spectrum of 'technology', including invention, innovation, communication, computers, planning and design. Technology for Children 2e has been substantially revised and expanded to highlight recent research and topical issues in education. Focusing on current trends and new teaching approaches it helps students develop an understanding of the range of approaches to technology in a practical and interactive way. The use of work samples and research questions within each chapter explores the broad range of technology available to educators. New To This Edition · Six new chapters cover innovative approaches to teaching technology such as simulations, symbiotic technology, a values approach, ideas approach, and cultural framing so students have a full range of program and planning skills · Assessment linked to each of the new teaching approaches for effective reporting of student progress · Coverage of hot topical debates reflects emerging issues in this fast paced field and encourages students to analyse and incorporate new technological developments such as; - genetic technology; - computers and information technology skills; - biotechnology and biodiversity; - the knowledge society. · Research Questions give students the chance to think critically about the use of technology in the classroom and reflect on how this prepares children for the future. · Community activities are presented for an introduction to a project approach. · Presentation of globalisation and cultural constructions of technology for student awareness of the universality of technology. · Increased use of narrative and story telling techniques to assist students in defining the range of technology.
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Book Description Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, 2004. soft cover. No Jacket. 2nd edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. 25 cm. X, 289 pages VG. Very good condition with light shelf wear to covers. Seller Inventory # 45219
Book Description Pearson Australia, 2004. Condition: Very Good. 2nd. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP82748244