Educational Technology And Technology Education
Published 2012 · Engineering
Technology education is an academic subject area that teaches students the “ways in which human beings change their environments to be better suited to their needs and wants, thereby using various types of knowledge” (de Vries, 2009, p. 1). Developed from the earlier industrial arts and crafts movements, technology education is focused on the products and systems developed by human beings. Wright (2012) describes technology as humans using objects (tools, machines, systems, and materials) to change the natural and human-made environments.