The issue of what constitutes knowledge in technology education is the overarching theme for TERC 2010. What is useful or powerful knowledge in technology education and why is that so and how do we know that?
The 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research "Knowledge in Technology Education" will be held from 8-11 December 2010, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
- Prof Alister Jones – Waikato University, New Zealand
- Prof Malcolm Welch – Queen’s University, Canada
- Prof Marc De Vries – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
In 2000 the International Technology Education Association launched its publication Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology and concluded that it represented what every person should know and be able to do in order to be technologically literate. More recently the connections between technology, innovation design and engineering have been highlighted and even more recently the connections between science, technology, engineering and mathematics. All of these have implications for the nature of technological knowledge.
The conference organising committee invites papers that address aspects of teaching and learning in technology education concerned with the theme of the conference. While papers addressing the conference theme are particularly welcome, authors are invited to submit research papers addressing any topic relevant to technology education.
- Wednesday 14 April - Deadline for submission of abstracts.
- Friday 30 April - Deadline for notification of status of abstract and request to submit full paper.
- Friday 30 July - Deadline for submission of full written paper for review.
- Friday 27 August - Deadline for receipt of reviews of papers.
- Friday 29 October - Deadline for submission of final paper.