Saturday, January 31, 2009

Technology Educators Teach Design

Many technology teachers belong to ITEA (International Technology Education Association). One of their magazines is The Technology Teacher and it often includes, among more technology oriented topics, articles about design.

The February 2009 issue of The Technology Teacher (right) has design articles about the resurgence of Industrial Design and one on Gaming in Technology Education.

Three of the ten standards in the Standards for Technological Literacy are:

Standard 8: Students will develop an understanding of the attributes of design;
Standard 9: Students will develop an understanding of engineering design; and
Standard 10: Students will develop an understanding of the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.

The formation of an International Design Education Association would bring together educators who work in design from areas such as art, technology, journalism, communication design, architecture, media studies, media literacy, marketing, theater design, and others.

Click on the heading above to check out what ITEA has to offer.

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