Technology education

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Technology education is the study of technology, in which students "learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology".[1] As a field of study, it covers the human ability to shape and change the physical world to meet needs, by manipulating materials and tools with techniques.

In British Columbia, Canada, technology education refers to an area of study in the K-12 school system that focuses on applied skills courses. For example: Woodworking, Metalworking, Automotive studies, Electronics, Engineering, Drafting/CAD and Computer Science are all courses related to the technology education subject area.


  1. ^ ITEA. (2000). Standards for technological literacy; Content for the study of technology. Executive Summary. Reston, Va, p. 242

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