Propositions of Technology Literacy Competency Development regarding Standards of the International Technology Education Association (ITEA)

Sawai Siritongthaworn



This study has two main objectives: 1) to study the technology literacy competency level (TLCL) according to Standards for Technology Literacy (STL) issued by International Technology Education Association (ITEA), and 2) to make proposals for competency development in technology literacy. Samples include 139 students studying during their 1 st – 3 rd Year in the industrial management program. Research tools are questionnaire and meeting report. Data analysis tools comprise percentage, standard deviation, content analysis, and meeting resolution.

Results are: 1. Students in the industrial management program have technology literacy competency at a moderate level in both category and total perspectives. The categories ranked by students’ TLCL include design, the designed world, the nature of technology, abilities for a technological world, and technology and society respectively.

Proposals for competency development in technology literacy should be prepared for all students as a policy according to the levels of content, skill, and competency in forms of core and supporting courses as well as training. In addition, they should also be enhanced during field experience under cooperation with networking enterprises.


สมรรถนะ, ความรอบรู้ทางเทคโนโลยี, สมาคมเทคโนโลยีศึกษานานาชาติ (ITEA), มาตรฐานความรอบรู้ทางเทคโนโลยี (STL)Competency, Technology Literacy, International Technology Education (ITEA) Association, Standards for Technology Literacy (STL)

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