Title

Review of the Book: Analyzing Best Practices in Technology Education

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

International Journal of Technology and Design Education

Volume

18

Issue

3

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Publication Date

2008

First Page

313

Last Page

317

DOI

10.1007/s10798-008-9058-4

Abstract

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.