Synopses & Reviews
New Frontiers in Technological Literacy examines new aspects of how students, citizens, and teachers become technologically literate and the aspects of their lives that are mediated by technological literacy. Scholars from four continents consider how technological literacy is shaped by everything from gender to age to country of origin and shapes our relationships to democracy, sustainability, medicine, education, philosophy, and our workplaces. With incisive and forward-looking chapters on topics ranging from scientific and genetic literacy to digital democracy, New Frontiers in Technological Literacy joins Defining Technological Literacy in uncovering how technological literacy affects education, work, and life in the modern world.
New Frontiers in Technological Literacy attempts to rethink the concept of technological literacy in a modern context, not only in terms of a subject area taught in schools, but also as an important general concept that all citizens should engage with. As this book will illustrate, the concept of technological literacy has no universally agreed definition. Multiple perspectives from around the world are offered on the concept of technological literacy as related to democracy, sustainability, education, gender, medicine, work, youth and philosophy.
About the Author
John R. Dakers teaches at the Technology University of Delft, the Netherlands. His recent book Defining Technological Literacy (2006) is now in its second edition.
Table of Contents
Foreward; Carl Mitcham
Introduction: Breaking with the Past; John R. Dakers
1.Technological Literacy as a Creative Process of Becoming Other; John R. Dakers
2.Postliterate Machineries; Stephen Petrina
3.Technology and Technology Education: Perspectives from a young person; Molly Watson
4.Technological Literacy and Digital Democracy: a relationship grounded in Technology Education; P. John Williams
5.Re-Envisioning Our Knowledge Tradition: From Gender-Blind to Gender Aware; Mary Kirk
6.Eco-technological Literacy for Resiliency; Leo Elshof
7.A Chinese Perspective on Technological Literacy; Nan Wang
8.Enabling both reflection and action: a challenge facing technology education; David Barlex
9.From CyberEducation to CyberActivism: Can CyberLiteracy Transform the Public Sphere?; Andoni Alonso
10.Situating technological literacy in the workplace; Jamie Wallace and Cathrine Hasse
11.Genetic literacy: Scientific input as a precondition for personal judgment?; Silja Samerski