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Technological Impacts and Determinism in Technology Education: Alternate Metaphors from Social Constructivism

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John R. Pannabecker

McPherson College, US
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Professor, Department of Technology, McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas. The author thanks Rodney Frey and JTE reviewers for comments on an earlier draft.

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Abstract

In technology education, teaching about technology and society has usually been embedded in the notion of technological impacts on society. References to the impacts of technology on society are pervasive in the literature of technology education. The notion of technological impacts is simple to comprehend and has permitted the field to interpret technology in the context of society and culture, but it has also contributed to a simplistic and inflexible view of the relationship between technology and society.

How to Cite: Pannabecker, J. R. (1991). Technological Impacts and Determinism in Technology Education: Alternate Metaphors from Social Constructivism. Journal of Technology Education, 3(1), 1–11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v3i1.a.4
Published on 22 Sep 1991.
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