A Systems Approach for Developing Technological Literacy
Israel Institute of Technology and Holon Academic Institute, IL
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, and in the Department of Technology Management, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel.
Analyzing the findings of this study leads to the conclusion that a teaching strategy that integrates a systems approach and PBL comprises a valuable tool for developing preliminary technological literacy among students who lack a technology/engineering background. In the context of this study the term “developing technological literacy” refers to the following dimensions: acquiring technological multidisciplinary knowledge, experiencing synthesis and engineering design processes, becoming familiar with the engineering top- down approach, performing cost/benefit analyses, and becoming familiar with the concept of engineering systems thinking, with some principles of project management.