Food innovation and technacy genre theory: implications for teaching and learning
Contribution to Book
Turner, A & Seemann, K 2012, Food innovation and technacy genre theory: implications for teaching and learning, in R Van der Zwan (ed.), Current trends in technology and society, vol. 1, Primrose Hall Publishing Group, Brisbane, Qld, pp. 104-114. ISBN: 9781471610080
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 that far greater clarity and classification methods are needed to help school systems align with post school understandings of what Food Technology knowledge entails. The findings also support a framework known as Technacy Genre Theory as a way to assist identifying the relative similarity between forms of technological knowledge and practice.
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