A Brief View of the Evolution of Technology and Engineering Education
Zohreh Bagherzadeh 1, Narges Keshtiaray 2 * , Alireza Assareh 3
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1 PhD Student, Department of Educational Science, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, IRAN2 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Science, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, IRAN3 Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies of Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, IRAN* Corresponding Author


The purpose of this study is to review and investigate the evolutionary course of technological education together with engineering before and after the industrial revolution. A brief history of technology and engineering is provided in this study with regards to Daniel Bell’s documents who believed that mankind has so far experienced three technological revolutions. The first one is the invention of heat pumps, the second a result of advancements in chemistry and electricity, and the third revolution, which occurred after world war 2, is when new information technology and communication and thought technology entered the era of post-industrialism. This period was divided into 5 segments including before the industrial revolution, the emergence of the industrial revolution until 1913, from 1913 to the launching of the Sputnik satellite, from 1950-1980, and from 1980 to now. Considering the developments taken place, it can be concluded that educational approaches for engineering have changed following the changes in technological education.


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Article Type: Literature Review

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 10, 6749-6760


Publication date: 03 Oct 2017

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