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It’S Time To Study Values At The Core Of Food Technology Education, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann Oct 2010

It’S Time To Study Values At The Core Of Food Technology Education, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

This paper seeks to explore the values of academic culture in the secondary teaching genre of food technology. Historically, education providers have displayed a traditional syllabus design and interpretation of the food technology industry. This paper argues that the NSW Food Technology Syllabi has largely been a re-badging of the former home economics/domestic science curriculum and warrants a new perspective. New societal values have influenced innovation in food products, from valuing indigenous bush harvest, links between naturopathy and food, and strengthening values that link eco-sustainability with synthetic foods. These new developments present a compelling case to rethink the future ...


Innovation Education In Nsw Design And Technology Curriculum, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann Oct 2010

Innovation Education In Nsw Design And Technology Curriculum, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

Do technology teachers in secondary schools and academic stakeholders share the national vision of knowledge and innovation when implementing Design and Technology curricula? Directions for an innovation climate have been endorsed by the federal government, and demanded by various industry groups, since 1996. This paper explores the extent to which education providers of secondary schooling have embraced the call for teaching and developing innovation capacities through technology curriculum. The Australian Science, Technology and Engineering Council (ASTEC) in 1996 underpinned “foresight” as an essential dimension to our thinking which attempts to capture the dynamics of change and the need to incorporate ...


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

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


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

The Teaching Of Food Technology In Secondary Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt W. 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. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school student 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 Australian secondary school curriculum, a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of ...


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

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


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

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

Dr Angela Turner

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.


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

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

Dr Angela Turner

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.


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

Dr Angela Turner

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.


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 ...


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 report presents a summary of findings from data collected during 2009 as part of a doctoral thesis entitled: A Critique of Food Technology, Innovation and Teacher Education: A Technacy Perspective of NSW Curriculum. 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 ...