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    Teaching and Learning the Nature of Technical Artifacts.I. Frederik, W. Sonneveld & M. J. de Vries - unknown
    Artifacts are probably our most obvious everyday encounter with technology. Therefore, a good understanding of the nature of technical artifacts is a relevant part of technological literacy. In this article we draw from the philosophy of technology to develop a conceptualization of technical artifacts that can be used for educational purposes. Furthermore we report a small exploratory empirical study to see to what extent teachers’ intuitive ideas about artifacts match with the way philosophers write about the nature of artifacts. Finally, (...)
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    The New Zealand Curriculum's Approach to Technological Literacy Through the Lens of the Philosophy of Technology.M. M. Ghaemi Nia & M. J. de Vries - 2016 - Australasian Journal of Technology Education 3.
    New Zealand’s curriculum, in terms of its approach to technological literacy, attempts to deliver a sound, philosophy-­based understanding of the nature of technology. The curriculum’s main authors claim that it conforms well to Mitcham’s categorization of different aspects of technology’s nature. Nevertheless, taking advantage of the existing literature of the philosophy of technology, this paper will reveal that the intended urriculum, though an admirable approach, still has a number of points needing improvement, and there are also certain gaps to be (...)
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    'Standards' on the Bench: Do Standards for Technological Literacy Render an Adequate Image of Technology?M. M. Ghaemi Nia & M. J. de Vries - 2016 - Journal of Technology and Science Education 6 (1).
    The technological literacy of students has recently become one of the primary goals of education in countries such as the USA, England, New Zealand, Australia, and so forth. However the question here is whether these educations - their long-term policy documents as well as the standards they provide in particular - address sufficient learning about the nature of technology. This seems to be an important concern that through taking advantage of the philosophy of technology is intended to be discussed throughout (...)
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    Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, A Multi-Modal Approach to Soft Systems Methodology. Luleå 2002: Luleå University of Technology . 334 Pages. [REVIEW]M. J. de Vries - 2003 - Philosophia Reformata 68 (2):162-164.
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  5. Norms in Technology: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9.M. J. de Vries, S. O. Hansson & A. W. M. Meijers (eds.) - 2013 - Springer.
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