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Technology: a cross-curricular catalyst

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posted on 08.05.2006, 17:22 by D.L. Householder, B. Bolin
This paper reports results of the first year of an innovative cross-curricular project. The technology laboratory (TEC-Lab) serves as the setting for classes in geometry, government, economics, literature, physical science and technology. TEC-Lab is used in grades 9 through 12 (ages 15-18) in a Texas (USA.) high school for their usual academic pursuits. TEC-Lab incorporates a wide range of technologies, including computers, audio and video equipment, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, and satellite communication equipment. Comparisons are made between the achievement of students who studied in the TEC-Lab environment and the achievement of students who studied the subjects with the same teachers in regular classrooms. Changes in attitude toward technology are compared between students who worked in the TEC-Lab and students who worked in regular classrooms. Also, attitude shifts are compared among students who studied the respective subjects.

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HOUSEHOLDER and BOLIN, 1992. Technology: a cross-curricular catalyst. IDATER 1992 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University

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1992

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