One of the best things of the 21st century is its education. We have unlocked many secrets to the world and are able to teach it to our children. Many of these discoveries are due to technology. As humans evolve, so does its technology. Children are able to learn from technology, and strive to one day also advance with it.
The people of today literally have the world at their fingertips for to technology. Technology like the internet, cell phones, computers, iPad, and so on. Boundless.com says "Maintaining a citizenry that is well versed in the STEM fields is a key element of the United States' public-education agenda." Children are able to go into more careers in technology, and able to innovate new things. With technology, children are able to get an authentic education, without spending as much money.
Many children will be able to gain skills in computer science, which is now becoming a very popular field of work. Most jobs now require some form of skills that involve computers and technology. Now because students are technologically educated, they gain a form of experience. For example, many people who want a job in computer science are able to take some introduction to those kind of career fields. With technology education, kids have the skills required for many jobs that are existing.
The 21st century is based exclusively on a foundation for technology. No other time period has been marked with such progressiveness and a continuation of innovation. Especially in first world countries, development of new technologies is essential to maintain economic stability and it has the opportunity to aid those countries where limitations within their environment causes a health instability. A persons intellect on a certain technology or even wide scope of technologies can aid in the improvement or making of new devices, through those skills.It is now not considered a merit to know about the technology that surrounds us, but essential knowledge that should be known by everyone.
The most applicable example is the computer, and how it has shaped the 21st century in more ways than most other technologies invented before. Essentially everything is becoming affiliated with the computer, as in filing systems, databases, and the basis for research on the internet, that a person is better off knowing how to handle the technology rather than remaining ignorant of its use because it has become a use in our daily lives. Therefore, the fact that schools have adopted teaching basic computer skills to the students and introduced them to programs that will aid in their success, has become a great way to introduce to the newer generations that technology. It is most likely a job will accept the applicant who is knowledgeable with the computer and its programs, than those who lack it but have a stronger skill somewhere else.
Technology education is not only benefiting the individual, but society as a whole, since it means a better understanding on it is being taught by those experts who have most likely grown with the advancements of it. With technology teachers, it is not only teaching about the mechanics of the device, but the impact it has on the world. They must teach students the moral and ethical questions that arise by what they have made. That is the real life application behind technology, which is required as a 21st century skill to have; to intend for technologies to have a productive use in the world and serve the needs of many. Technology education widens the scope of a students understanding of the world by the foundation subjects of math, science, and engineering being taught to them.
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