Defining Technological Literacy: Towards an Epistemological by J. Dakers

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By no means earlier than have we so wanted a brand new literacy that may let us to meaningfully perform the quickly evolving technologically mediated international. This assortment deals an excellent foundation for outlining this new technological literacy by means of bringing jointly theoretical paintings encompassing philosophy, layout, and pedagogy.

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And 3. knowledge of the relation between the physical and the functional nature of the artifact (“paper of type X is suitable for use in a photocopier”). Knowledge of the physical nature is about what is. There is no normativity in that. But the other two types of knowledge have a normative dimension. Let us first examine the knowledge of functions. Knowing that this machine is a photocopier means knowing that it ought to enable us to make a duplicate of a sheet of paper. There is an “ought to” in this knowledge, a normative dimension.

Therefore the domain of “technology as objects or artifacts” and the domain of “technology as knowledge” are related. In order to get a fuller understanding of how people deal with artifacts we have to move on to examining what technological knowledge is. That is the focus of the next section of this chapter. ” In epistemology many debates circle around the question of whether or not the following description is adequate or can be improved to become adequate: knowledge is “justified true belief ” (Audi, 1998).

Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. CHAPTER 3 Technology and Knowledge: Contributions from Learning Theories Robert McCormick Introduction There is a tendency to see learning as a process that operates on the “content” of what is to be learned and that content is seen to be independent of how it is learned. Thus discussions of the nature of technological knowledge centre around philosophical arguments such as how science and technology might differ, or cultural analyses that try to relate knowledge to the nature of technological activity as found in industry and other contexts.

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