Technical Education: What is it?
Basic Definition of Technical Education
Technical education refers to a set of content to work in the education system for compressing technologies in their social, and also environmental context (technological phenomenon).
It is a school discipline that studies the processes of creation and production of goods and services, analyzing from a critical perspective socio-technical systems, based on ethical principles that put technology at the service of the common good and the preservation of the natural environment.
It covers materials that allow a curricular definition of the area of Technology in the school environment.
And it includes global theoretical frameworks, reference, about the area. Indeed, as a whole and its approaches, procedures and more general academic strategies.
Technical Education: Mexico
In Mexico, it has known as technical education. Indeed, It is a discipline within which to do educational and also a social activity.
Which has focused on familiarizing students with practical knowledge? Indeed about the basic technology of humans. And to provide greater literacy in the use of technologies.
This literacy process must have developed in the field of practical development. And the critical interpretation of technology. And also the study of the digital area and programming.
Technical Education: Argentina
In Argentina, Professional Technical Education is an education for work because it trains students to work in a dependency relationship or to work on their own.
It covers activities and professions, such as agriculture and livestock. In addition, the manufacturing industries, electricity, gas, and water; construction, transport, and communications.
“Technological education, as a curricular space, intends to promote the development of the ability to identify and solve technical problems.
Certainly, a look that identifies technology as a fundamental aspect of culture, in the education of boys and girls.
Favouring new links of the students with the technological environment in which they are immersed, so in the school children should be initiated in the study of what some authors call the technological culture “
In carrying out teaching activities of technical education in EGB / Primary, the purposes pursued transcend the reproduction of certain significant techniques or the development of motor skills.
Technological education has understood as a general education, for all levels and modalities.
The NAP (Priority Learning Nuclei) define the axes: Technological Processes, technical means, and changes and continuities.
In addition, the reflection of technology as a socio-cultural process of man.
Technological processes have taken into account as processes on the matter, energy, and information. The analysis of the methods is done from the “minimum core” operations.
The technical task starts from an objective; a path has proposed to reach the fulfilment of the aim, where the selected technical means appear later.
And all this occurs in a socio-technical environment. There is no division between the technical and the social when we make technology.
“It is a school discipline, of general training, which enables students to approach the knowledge of a world which has created by man.
An artificial world, with a fundamentally technological culture and that creates certain relationships of man with men.
And with social, with the natural, with the cultural, with the political-ideological, with the ethical access to the knowledge of the technological culture.
And also of this artificial world, is to put the student in contact with certain techniques, procedures, resources, materials, processes and objects of this world.
Here, the specific content of the techniques, processes, products, objects, and materials are in direct relation with the technological, with the artificial.
With what has created by man to satisfy true demands and needs, solving problems for a better quality of life.
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