A Nordic Model of Technology Education:
An Essay Review
Arizona State University
Lindstrom, Lars. (Ed.). (2005). Technology education in new
perspectives: Research, assessment, and curriculum development.
Stockholm: Stockholm Institute of Education Press.
Citation: Stokrocki, Mary. (2006, September 2). A Nordic model of
technology education: An essay review. International Journal of Education &
the Arts, 7(Review 4). Retrieved [date] from http://www.ijea.org/v7r4/.
This anthology offers multiple perspectives on assessment, curriculum
development, and research on technology education, presented in 14
chapters. Each chapter contains a rich array of historical developments,
theoretical background or conceptual explanations, methods, new
approaches and examples, conclusions and references, as well as various
charts, illustrations, and photographs to illuminate the topics. The book has
a heavy engineering perspective with some explanation of advancements in
computer technology. Future technology education should incorporate
multiple tools for learning, interdisciplinary content, real life problem
solving skills, and assessment practices.
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