Generic green skills: Can they be addressed through Technology Education?
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This paper explores the relationships between technology education and green economic growth. Established within the framework of economic imperatives, technology education aims to address issues of economic development in each country, including the latest trends toward green growth. The paper argues that the inclusion of generic green skills into technology education curriculum will help to address the economic needs of countries and to stimulate personal developments of students. Such areas as environmental awareness, challenges of sustainable development, holistic approaches to design, innovation and analytical skills, STEM skills that encompass a vision of a better world could constitute generic green skills and should be included in technology education. Skills development for greening needs to be carefully planned at the country level to account for differences in economic and social conditions. For Australia, generic green skills could be linked with employability skills and addressed through a number of subjects including technology education.
7th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research 2012: "Best practice in Technology, Design and Engineering Education"
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Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development