Redefining the aims and conception of science & technology education

Derek SANKEY

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Abstract

There seems to be an assumption among many teachers that we know what science and technology are, and thus what education in them ought to be about. This paper will suggest that, on the contrary, one of the most important things that educators might do is to look closely at the current aims and conception of science education and examine the presuppositions and assumptions, whether implicit or explicit, brought to this key area of the school curriculum. It will go on to argue for a combined single subject of ‘science and technology’ throughout the compulsory years of schooling, as a means of addressing current problems. Copyright © 2000 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings
EditorsKenneth S. VOLK, Wing-mui Winnie SO, Gregory P. THOMAS
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education
Pages12-23
ISBN (Print)962949056X
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Citation

Sankey, D. (2000). Redefining the aims and conception of science & technology education. In K. S. Volk, W.-M. W. So & G. P., Thomas (Eds.), Science technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings (pp. 12-23). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education.