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a maneuver, method, or procedure. For names of specific techniques, see under the name.
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The manner of performance or the details of any surgical operation, experiment, or mechanical act.
See also: method, operation, procedure.
Synonym(s): technic
[Fr., fr. G. technikos, relating to technē, art, skill]
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The manner of performance, or the details, of any surgical operation, experiment, or mechanical act.
See also: method, operation, modality, procedure
Synonym(s): technic.
[Fr., fr. G. technikos, relating to technē, art, skill]
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According with the author, to overcome a technicist perspective in the evaluation of competences, in addition to the required conceptual broadening, we should prioritize the concepts of the subjects in question, and the indicators of the context wherein these subjects are inserted.
Director Hu captures A-pu's image at this poignant juncture shortly after the Lisu leader has been "enlightened" by a technicist vision of livelihood based largely on a crude form of Western instrumental reason.
There are several theories on creativity [Batlan, (1993)], some in relation to technical developments (technical design, sociological theory, technicist theory, structuralism theory), and others in relation to the influence of psychological factors (associative theory, configuration theory, behavioral theory, theory and policy features, psychoanalytic theory).
The differences are between technicist and institution-based as opposed to people-centred approaches; and between quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Those advancing a more technicist view refer to initial teacher training rather than education and have conceptualized learning to teach as a matter of simply acquiring competence "on the job" (Furlong & Smith, 1996).
Sub-areas such as conflict resolution, with its focus on conflict management and problem-solving, quickly became technicist and rather conservative fields of study which took little notice of issues of power and justice (with a few exceptions such as Lederach's work (1996) on conflict transformation).
While I would not presume to generalize my findings, as each educational context will necessarily have some idiosyncratic dynamically interacting characteristics and thus context-specific 'change frames' (2); what I can now confidently confirm is that my findings seem to point to the need for change-oriented policymakers, managers and leaders to thoroughly review their current practices in order to look at the nature of change, as well as teachers' practices in a less technicist (Schon, 1983, 1987; Kemmis, n.d.) and managerially oriented way.
Schaeffer, which has proved long-lived, but also of the technicist line, which initially inspired K.