Date: 29 Apr 2008

Marc de Vries, Rod Custer, John Dakers and Gene Martin (eds): Analyzing Best Practices in Technology Education

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Innovation in technology education is at an all-time high in school programs around the world. Yet creative teachers rarely have an opportunity, even in their local settings, to elucidate the goals and outcomes of their programs, to explain why specific activities are chosen, and to point out the specific student outcomes accomplished in the technology classroom. In this volume, 12 technology educators describe eight unique approaches to introducing learners to intrinsically interesting learning opportunities in their classrooms. These compelling accounts communicate the excitement of student exploration of topics ranging from puppetry to biotechnology, from reverse engineering to the history of technology, and to design and construction problems as diverse as electric motors and community planning models.

The panel of editors includes Marc de Vries, Eindhoven University of Technology; Rod Custer, Illinois State University; John Dakers, University of Glasgow; and Gene Martin, Texas Stat ...