Archive for Day: March 31, 2018
Defining Technology And Technological Education
Since the early 1990’s politicians and educational researchers have endeavoured to integrate standards for technological literacy into the so called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related areas. After having presented the major issues of philosophical relevance in technology and engineering that emerge in this way, we discuss the problems and challenges that technology poses for the society in which it is practiced in the third and final section.
It has helped develop more advanced economies (including today’s global economy ) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products known as pollution and deplete natural resources to the detriment of Earth’s environment Various implementations of technology influence the values of a society and new technology often raises new ethical questions.
If one follows Joseph Pitt in his book Thinking about technology (2000) and defines technology broadly as ‘humanity at work’, then to distinguish …