Chances and perspectives of technology assessment in education




participatory education, TA as educational process, transdisciplinarity, university education


Technology assessment (TA) occurs in a variety of educational contexts, its content and methods can contribute to dealing with socially relevant issues from different perspectives across disciplinary boundaries. However, the transdisciplinarity of TA raises the question in which educational contexts TA perspectives are introduced and how educational processes can be effectively structured and strengthened. This issue therefore addresses both perspectives: practice in various trans- and interdisciplinary educational contexts, as well as TA’s own educational practice.


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Hemminger E, Eimler SC. Chances and perspectives of technology assessment in education. TATuP [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 8 [cited 2023 Jun. 7];31(1):11-4. Available from: