Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research
This exploratory study was designed to determine if there is a level of alignment between technology education curriculum and theories of intellectual development. The researcher compared Epstein's Brain Growth Theory and Piaget's Status of Intellectual Development with technology education curriculum from Australia, England, and the United States. The researcher hypothesized that there would be alignment between technology education curriculum, brain growth, and intellectual development theories. The results indicate that students could become more technologically literate citizens if technology education was presented to them earlier in their school careers. School systems and students may be missing an opportunity since technology education is not offered in most elementary schools.
Original Publication Citation
Katsioloudis, P. (2015). Aligning technology education teaching with brain development. Journal of STEM Education : Innovations and Research, 16(2), 6-10.
Katsioloudis, Petros, "Aligning Technology Education Teaching with Brain Development" (2015). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 32.