Tech-trans in Secondary Education
The Africa vision of technology transfer starting from secondary school. The aim is to prepare students to be able to develop skills that will enable them to enhance their capacities to transform their acquired theoretical knowledge into practical application. It is not about the translation or introduction of new technology to school, but it is about understanding the meaning of technology transfer in african context. It should be known from the secondary school the real signification of technology transfer. In fact, there are various definitions and concepts of technology transfer. African countries should define their own concept according to the objectives to be reached. The challenge of our generation is to bridge the huge technological gap that exist between industrialized countries and Africa. Therefore, the African concept of technology transfer need to be well understood by students from the secondary school since they are important actors. A concept which consider the real state of African countries will help actors to figure out the difficulties they have to overcome in order to be successful in their role.
The concept of technology transfer in the African context must be the driving force in the quest for technology;
Hence, what should we understand by technology transfer?
- Applying the knowledge acquired (by learning or naturally)
- Processes of conquest of existing technologies.
- The transformation of the results of our research into finished and marketable products
- Application of scientific principles to solve practical problems
- A process where technological knowledge is continually accumulated into human resources that are engaged in production activities
For us, the following concepts cannot be considered as being able to favour the transfer of technology according to the current African context; rather, they help to learn how to use existing technologies to better market them.
- Technology transfer is not to learn how to use a technology in the application in africa.
- It is not to teach people how to use existing machines without understanding how they works
- It is not an organization or a country transferring scientific or technological achievements, technical knowledge that can be use in production to an african country
- It is of course not the transfer of new technology from developed to developing countries in an attempt to boost their economy.
To forster and nurture mass education for better understanding of scientific phenomena.
The development of many training-reading centers for children, student as well as adult is required to foster cultural paradigm that affects the sense of personal identity.
The implicit education of populations for high rates of technological progress requires the proliferation of a kind of sense of social identity consistent with creative-mental activity, necessary for the problem-solving aspects of the assimilation and application of new discoveries, as well as their propagation.