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Technology: Engineering Our World, 8th Edition

By: John B. Gradwell and Malcolm Welch
ISBN: 978-1-63563-471-6
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2020
Subject: Technology / Engineering
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Technology: Engineering Our World emphasizes science and math concepts to show introductory students how these concepts have been used to develop technologies. This text explains how technology impacts our everyday lives and explores the responsibilities—both social and environmental—that come with the development and use of technology. Technology: Engineering Our World covers all the middle school benchmarks of ITEEA's Standards for Technological Literacy.
  • Problem-solving and STEM skills are developed through application activities.
  • A new robotics chapter introduces students to basic concepts associated with robotics.
  • A career chapter discusses the basic skills needed in the working world, plus provides the structure for students to create and experience a school-based business.
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Technology: Engineering Our World emphasizes science and math concepts to show introductory students how these concepts have been used to develop technologies. This text explains how technology impacts our everyday lives and explores the responsibilities—both social and environmental—that come with the development and use of technology. Technology: Engineering Our World covers all the middle school benchmarks of ITEEA's Standards for Technological Literacy.
  • Problem-solving and STEM skills are developed through application activities.
  • A new robotics chapter introduces students to basic concepts associated with robotics.
  • A career chapter discusses the basic skills needed in the working world, plus provides the structure for students to create and experience a school-based business.
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Previous Edition
Technology: Engineering Our World, 7th Edition
Table of Contents
1. Technology and You—An Introduction
2. Learning to Work Safely
3. What are Design and Designing?
4. Learning to Design
5. Sketching and Drawing Techniques
6. Materials
7. Processing Materials
8. The Four Industrial Sectors
9. Technology and the Environment
10. Structures
11. Engineering and Construction
12. Machines
13. Transportation
14. Energy
15. Electricity and Magnetism
16. Using Electricity and Electronics
17. Information and Communication Technology
18. Robotics
19. Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering
20. Preparing for Your Career
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About the Author(s)

John B. Gradwell - was initially educated at Loughborough University, England, after which he taught at both the elementary and secondary school levels. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Loughborough University and a bachelor of arts and master of arts from San Francisco State University. His work as a Research Fellow at Iowa State University culminated in a doctoral degree from ISU. Following doctoral studies, Dr. Gradwell taught at Temple University and subsequently at McGill University in the Faculty of Education where he is currently Professor Emeritus. His work has included the training of future and in-service teachers of technology education. His research focused on the integration of science within technology education including a comparison of European and North American systems. His industrial experience is primarily in cabinetmaking and fabrication and thermoforming of plastics.

Malcolm Welch - trained as a teacher of furniture design at Shoreditch College of Education, University of London. Following 22 years as a teacher in a variety of secondary schools in both England and Canada, he completed master of education and PhD degrees at McGill University. His doctoral work was included on the University's Dean's Honour List for outstanding research. He subsequently taught a graduate course in research methods and undergraduate courses in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Welch is currently Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education, Queen's University. While at Queen's University, he directed the Elementary Science and Technology Project, a program that investigated approaches to the teaching of science and technology at the middle school level, provided professional development for teachers, and developed curriculum materials. He also worked on major curriculum projects in England and the United States, including the Standards for Technological Literacy.