Challenges of the Information Society to Entrepreneurial and Technology Education in the Finnish Comprehensive School
Parikka, M., & Ojala, A. (2004). Challenges of the Information Society to Entrepreneurial and Technology Education in the Finnish Comprehensive School. In Proceedings of the Finnish Association for research in Technology Education (FATE), International Technology Education Conference. http://www.teknologiakasvatus.fi/
Even if the concept Information Society has versatile menings for its details, there is an approximate agreement about its general essence. There is an understanding e.g. about its emphasis on utilizing the computers, software and networks diversified and about the participatory, self originated activity culture of the citizens. As a result of these the central essence of Work has been changed from reproduction to thinking, understanding and planning. This is seen e.g. in many industries as transfer of the route works to the countries of cheap labour as increasing focus for research and development of new products in the home country. Today emphasized are teamwork, spontaneous, self-directed preparation for different activities, as well as adjustment to fast changes and uncertainties. [Jatkuu]
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