New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering
During the last three or four years John Krupczak and other members of the TELPHI Division have presented definitions of technological and engineering literacy which have at the very least have helpfully distinguished between the two. It has also been pointed out that contextual models of the engineering process show that neither can be properly understood without reference to the other. At the same time these models have been developed without clear reference to the audience for which they are intended. Needs analysis shows that there are many possible audiences but suggests that the content may differ considerably as between them. Audiences that are readily identifiable are the general population, the liberal arts undergraduate population, professionals such as lawyers, teachers, medics, and the undergraduate engineering population. The purpose of this study is to provide a limited examination whether there is a community of scholarship that is relevant to every group that is divided by the extent of knowledge and skill required for a particular audience. Recent controversial activities undertaken by General Motors and Volkswagen high light the importance of such an examination.
Heywood, J. (2016, June), Why Technological Literacy and for Whom? Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27202
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