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How do engineering physics students view the relation between science and technology?

Jens Kabo (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi, Avdelningen för ingenjörsutbildningsvetenskap (EER)(Chalmers)) ; Tom Adawi (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi, Avdelningen för ingenjörsutbildningsvetenskap (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 (2011)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

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.

Nyckelord: engineering education, science and technology, phenomenography



Denna post skapades 2011-12-16. Senast ändrad 2015-10-22.
CPL Pubid: 150206