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A contribuição da Sociologia para a formação em Engenharia
[Contribution of sociology to the engineering training]

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  • i, António

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This article is based on the lesson presented in the scope of academy activities in the area of Sociology (at FCT-UNL). It is intended to approach the controversies concerning the relation between technology and society (technological determinism, effect on employment, importance of the social behaviours in the definition of needs for new products and equipment), and on the most recent trends (over all, since middle of the last century) in terms of technological evolution and of its social and cultural change. Finally, this subject was dedicated to the presentation of the main factors that has lead to the development of the contribution of sociology for the training and education in engineering. Thus, one intends to acquire new elements on this area of knowledge also presented in other schools of engineering of other countries (for examples, United States and Holland), and how the theoretical beddings are been developed since the beginning of 20th century on the modalities of work organization that imply a cooperation between engineering and social sciences.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8103.

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Date of creation: May 2002
Date of revision: Apr 2002
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:8103

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Keywords: engineering; sociology; work organization; rationalization; socio-technical approach; theory of systems; education; economic development;

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