Technology and English: A new paradigm for technology education?

Banks, Frank (2008). Technology and English: A new paradigm for technology education? In: PATT 20: Pupils' attitude towards technology: International conference on design and technology educational research; Critical issues in technology education, 3-6 Nov 2008, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

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Abstract

This paper argues for a new paradigm for positioning school technology education alongside the learning of English in an increasingly globalised world. Using the example of the innovative ‘English in Action’ project in Bangladesh, a case is made for the school subject of technology to be a key content area for English language lessons, particularly when using new technology for English teaching. By exploiting Content/Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), it is suggested that new research should be conducted into
the learning of Technology through the use of ‘English for economic advancement’.

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