Teaching about Technology

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Technology for Non-philosophers

  • Marc J. De Vries
  • William W. Cobern
  • Ken Tobin
  • Henry Brown-Acquay
  • Mariona Espinet
  • Gurol Irzik
  • Olugbemiro Jegede
  • Reuven Lazarowitz
  • Lilia Reyes Herrera
  • Marrisa Rollnick
  • Svein Sjøberg
  • Hsiao-lin Tuan

Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 27)

About this book

Introduction

Teaching about technology, at all levels of education, can only be done properly when those who teach have a clear idea about what it is that they teach. In other words: they should be able to give a decent answer to the question: what is technology? In the philosophy of technology that question is explored. Therefore the philosophy of technology is a discipline with a high relevance for those who teach about technology. Literature in this field, though, is not always easy to access for non-philosophers. This book provides an introduction to the philosophy of technology for such people. It offers a survey of the current state-of-affairs in the philosophy of technology, and also discusses the relevance of that for teaching about technology. The book can be used in introductory courses on the philosophy of technology in teacher education programs, engineering education programs, and by individual educators that are interested in the intriguing phenomenon of technology that is so important in our contemporary society.

Keywords

Natur Philosophie Technologie education ethics technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Marc J. De Vries
    • 1
  1. 1.Eindhoven UniversityThe Netherlands

Editors and affiliations

  • William W. Cobern
    • 1
  • Ken Tobin
    • 2
  • Henry Brown-Acquay
    • 3
  • Mariona Espinet
    • 4
  • Gurol Irzik
    • 5
  • Olugbemiro Jegede
    • 6
  • Reuven Lazarowitz
    • 7
  • Lilia Reyes Herrera
    • 8
  • Marrisa Rollnick
    • 9
  • Svein Sjøberg
    • 10
  • Hsiao-lin Tuan
    • 11
  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.University College of Education of WinnebaGhana
  4. 4.Universitat Autonoma de BarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Bogazici UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  6. 6.The Open UniversityHong Kong
  7. 7.TechnionHaifaIsrael
  8. 8.Universidad Autónoma de ColombiaBogotaColombia
  9. 9.College of ScienceJohannesburgSouth Africa
  10. 10.University of OsloNorway
  11. 11.National Changhua University of EducationTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3410-5
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3409-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3410-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-5987
  • About this book