Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Standardization as emerging content in technology education at all levels of education

Standardization as emerging content in technology education at all levels of education Integration of standardization into different levels of technology education has surfaced as a critical issue for educational practitioners and policy makers at national and regional (APEC, EU) level. In this paper, we describe and analyze empirical data collected from 118 educational experiences and practices about technology standards and standardization in 21 countries of a regional variety. Specifically, this research examines standardization education programs these countries have implemented, and explores suggestive indications for the design and development of an educational policy for standardization. Online surveys, offline interviews, face-to-face meetings and case studies have been used to determine the way these standardization education programs are segmented and implemented in different contexts. The findings are consolidated into a framework for standardization education. The framework presents an applicable combination of target groups (who), appropriate learning objectives (why), probable program operators (where), prospective contents modules (what), and preferred teaching methods (how). This framework may contribute to planning and implementing more inclusive standardization education programs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Technology and Design Education Springer Journals

Standardization as emerging content in technology education at all levels of education

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/standardization-as-emerging-content-in-technology-education-at-all-BrTqYZcxR0
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by The Author(s)
Subject
Education; Educational Technology; Learning and Instruction; Science Education
ISSN
0957-7572
eISSN
1573-1804
DOI
10.1007/s10798-009-9110-z
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Integration of standardization into different levels of technology education has surfaced as a critical issue for educational practitioners and policy makers at national and regional (APEC, EU) level. In this paper, we describe and analyze empirical data collected from 118 educational experiences and practices about technology standards and standardization in 21 countries of a regional variety. Specifically, this research examines standardization education programs these countries have implemented, and explores suggestive indications for the design and development of an educational policy for standardization. Online surveys, offline interviews, face-to-face meetings and case studies have been used to determine the way these standardization education programs are segmented and implemented in different contexts. The findings are consolidated into a framework for standardization education. The framework presents an applicable combination of target groups (who), appropriate learning objectives (why), probable program operators (where), prospective contents modules (what), and preferred teaching methods (how). This framework may contribute to planning and implementing more inclusive standardization education programs.

Journal

International Journal of Technology and Design EducationSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 20, 2010

References