Modern Concepts in the Curriculum and the Teaching of Nanotechnology
Gamal Ahmed, Cairo University, Egypt
IJICTE Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 1550-1876 Publisher: IGI Global
Nanotechnology is regarded as the technology of the 21st century. Due to the revolution of nanotechnology, its presence divides the world into advanced countries and developing. Nanotechnology education is now a domestic and international challenge to solve the problems facing society, while simultaneously making life and the future better. This study creates concepts in nanotechnology education, discovering modern concepts in the curriculum and teaching of nanotechnology, enabling educators to design an effective nanotechnology curriculum in addition to planning suitable learning environments, at the same time, helping academics to study and develop nanotechnology science effectively. Although the present study has adopted the descriptive approach to organize modern concepts in nanotechnology education, some researchers have pointed to the importance of integrating disparate nanotechnology concepts into curricula matrices and teaching activities through all educational stages to face the educational lack in this area internationally (e.g., Drane, Swarat, Light, Hersam, & Mason, 2009; Hersam, Luna, & Light, 2004; Meyyappan, 2004). This affirms that nanotechnology education must be treated academically to attain contemporary educational objectives.
Ahmed, G. (2012). Modern Concepts in the Curriculum and the Teaching of Nanotechnology. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 8(3), 55-63. IGI Global.