GREEK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE SUBJECT OF TECHNOLOGY
University of Aegean (GREECE)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The survey examines the Greek High School students' attitudes towards the subject of Technology, which is the only subject that focuses on the implementation of personal projects in the first grade of the High School and group projects in the second grade of the High School. The relation between the subject of Technology and the New Technologies is also investigated. In order to see how the students, who participated in the research, vary based on the total answers of the questionnaire, we used a method of Data Analysis, the Multiple Correspondence Analysis, based on the correlation of all variables simultaneously. The results of the Multiple Correspondence Analysis gave the factorial axes which are the differentiation criteria of the students. We also used another method of Data Analysis, the Hierarchical Cluster Analysis, to see how students of the sample can be divided into clusters based on their common answers. In the frame of the survey the differentiation criteria of the students and the results of the Hierarchical Classification are presented.
Keywords: Technology and Industrial Arts Education, Project method, New Technologies.