Medical Technology: Contexts and Content in Science and Technology is one of a series of documents envisioned to assist educators in improving and strengthening students’ knowledge in a specific area of science and technology. Its purpose is to build a basic understanding of medical technology using historical perspective, conceptual framework, and educational vignettes. It was designed for use by educators who have an interest in introducing medical technology as part of a science, technology, mathematics, or applied engineering curriculum. The Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) published by the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) described twenty content standards in technology for grades K-12. This primer specifically addresses Standard 14 of that document: students will develop an understanding of, and be able to select and use medical technologies. The American Association for the Advancement of Science in Benchmarks for Science Literacy included the study of health science for K-12 curriculum as Benchmark 8F. This primer is congruent with that benchmark.
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