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Innovation

Education

Southern Cross University

2010

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Clarifying Sustainable Food Technology Futures Through Technacy Genre Theory, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann Jun 2010

Clarifying Sustainable Food Technology Futures Through Technacy Genre Theory, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann

School of Education

In order for education systems to nurture a culture of innovation and sustainability in the school staff room, this research asserts that far greater clarity and classification methods need to be employed to define exactly what the subject matter and learner attributes in schools are meant to address compared to the wider world demands upon it.


The Teaching Of Food Technology In Secondary Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann Jan 2010

The Teaching Of Food Technology In Secondary Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann

School of Education

This paper presents a summary of findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of ‘food technology’ as viewed by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school leaver to professional undergraduate studies, is critical for both the evolution of the field of knowledge and the need to keep up with increasing world demand for food technologists and food innovation. While ‘food technology’ has been well established in most secondary school curriculum offerings, a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of ...