Archive for Day: September 20, 2019


What Is Technology Literacy

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. Previous definitions from the literature do not explore and identify: the ultimate outcome of technology entrepreneurship; the target of the ultimate outcomes; the mechanism used to deliver the ultimate outcomes; or the nature of the interdependence between technology entrepreneurship and scientific and technological advances.

This view is a major source for the widely spread picture of technology as being instrumental, as delivering instruments ordered from ‘elsewhere’, as means to ends specified outside of engineering, a picture that has served further to support the claim that technology is neutral with respect to values, discussed in Section 3.3.1. This view involves a considerable distortion of reality, however.

Some of the most poignant criticisms of technology are found in what are now considered to be …