Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Technology Educators are leaders in design education

Kendal Starkweather (right), Executive Director of the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) was one of several technology educators represented at the IDEAS Forum on design education held at the National Building Museum, April 13, 2010.

Several of the Standards for Technology Education include design and it runs as a thread throughout technology programs. The Technology Student Association (TSA) has several design events at their annual conference and the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE) is publishing an anthology coming out in 2011 on the topic of creativity and design in technology education.

While much of the focus in technology education is on engineering design, technology educators are exploring ways to improve instruction in design thinking within their programs. ITEEA, the organization formerly known as ITEA, recently added an extra "E" to represent the growing interest in Engineering Design in their field.

Click on the heading above to see the ITEEA website.

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