How do engineering physics students view the relation between science and technology?
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This paper reports on a study investigating how students in engineering physics conceptualize the relation between science and technology. Ten interviews were conducted and then analyzed using a phenomenographic approach. Three different ways of conceptualizing the relation between science and technology were found: “Technology as an independent discipline”, “Technology as applied science” and “Technology as reciprocal to science”. We suggest that these results can serve as input for discussing the role of physics in engineering education, as well as the nature and purpose of engineering.

phenomenography

engineering education

science and technology

Author

Jens Kabo

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Tom Adawi

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Proceedings of 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHYSICS TEACHING IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, Physics for Engineers – Soft Skill or Core Competency?, 21-23 September 2011, Mannheim, Germany

Subject Categories

Educational Sciences

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

ISBN

978-3-931569-18-1

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10/7/2017