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A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner Dec 2012

A Critical Examination Of Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education: A Technacy Genre Theory Perspective, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

The broad goal of this thesis was to examine the extent to which Food Technology in secondary schooling enables a pathway into the study of Food Technology at a higher education level. The study was guided by Technacy Genre Theory as it was assessed as offering the most contemporary approach in the literature for examining forms of technological knowledge through measuring the relationship between Human, Tool and Material/Ingredients of technological practice. The research found that Food Technology teaching in many secondary schools was significantly different to the genre practiced by the vast majority of professional Food Technologists.


Food Innovation And Technacy Genre Theory: Implications For Teaching And Learning, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann Dec 2011

Food Innovation And Technacy Genre Theory: Implications For Teaching And Learning, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

One of the most rapidly developing and ubiquitous areas on offer in many school curriculums is the study of our physical and digital world; we may refer to this broad area as the study of anthropological technologies. A significant dimension of this field is the study of food technology, which is under pressure to be a source for solutions to world food production. This chapter presents research on how well the school system aligns with the post school demand for the range of skills and knowledge required to meet the complex challenges facing food innovations and production. The findings suggest ...


The Teaching Of Food Technology In Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann Oct 2011

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

Dr Angela Turner

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. While ‘food technology’ has been well established in most Australian secondary school curricula, a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of the Food Technology label and the ‘professional view’ of the same. The use of identical language to describe different approaches is causing a significant problem for the food profession. A framework known as Technacy Genre Theory was used to analyse data from a survey of 382 relevant ...


Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education Summary Of Survey Findings, Angela Turner Dec 2009

Food Technology, Innovation And Teacher Education Summary Of Survey Findings, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

This executive summary presents an overview of the findings from data collected during 2009 as part of a doctoral thesis entitled: A Critique of Food Technology, Innovation and Teacher Education. The survey instrument collected information that sought to establish contemporary perceptions about the study of Food Technology in Australia and the role secondary education may play in ‘supplying’ people into professional studies towards a career as a food technologist. In this arrangement, the industry and profession of food technologists represent the ‘demand’ side of the process that starts with receiving students ‘supplied’ by the schools sector into undergraduate food science ...