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ERIC Number: ED018375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 293
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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NUCLEAR SCIENCE CURRICULUM PROJECT, PROJECT I, INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS.
CAMAREN, JAMES
ON THE PREMISE THAT A KNOWLEDGE OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE IS ESSENTIAL FOR INTELLIGENT DECISION-MAKING REGARDING ITS USES, THE NUCLEAR SCIENCE CURRICULUM PROJECT WAS DEVELOPED. ITS OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVIDE A PROGRAM THAT CAN BE EFFECTIVELY USED IN SCIENCE CLASSES TO PROVIDE AN UNDERSTANDING OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY. THOUGH TEACHER INSTITUTES HAD BEEN CONDUCTED TO PROVIDE NEW MATERIALS AND INSIGHTS, A LACK OF AN INCLUSIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON CONCEPTS AND MATERIALS SEEMED TO HINDER IMPLEMENTATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS. THIS PROJECT WAS ORGANIZED TO DEVELOP A SET OF INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES, EXPRESSED IN BEHAVIORAL TERMS, REGARDING NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY. THESE OBJECTIVES WERE DESIGNED AS MODULES THAT COULD BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF EXISTING SCIENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES. "NEED-TO-KNOW" ITEMS WERE DETERMINED FOR THE AVERAGE NON-SCIENCE ORIENTED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE, IN ORDER FOR HIM TO PERFORM AS A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN. TWO TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED TO ACHIEVE PROJECT OBJECTIVES WERE (1) THE USE OF SYSTEMS TECHNIQUES FOR MISSION ANALYSIS AND DEFINITIONS, AND (2) THE USE OF BEHAVIORAL TERMS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES. THE DOCUMENT IS ORGANIZED INTO SECTIONS AS FOLLOWS--(1) FRAMEWORK, IDENTIFYING THE HIGHER ORDER BEHAVIORS AND PROVIDING AN OVER-ALL MATRIX WITHIN WHICH KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND SKILLS CAN BE ORDERED, (2) SOCIAL ISSUES RELEVANT TO NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, ILLUSTRATING THE WAY EACH TERMINAL BEHAVIOR FROM THE FRAMEWORK COULD BE DEVELOPED, (3) MODULES OF INSTRUCTION, SHOWING HOW SCIENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CONTENT AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES CAN BE STRUCTURED INTO LEARNING UNITS, (4) BEHAVIORALIZED SCIENCE DATA, GIVING A BREAKDOWN OF THE BASIC SCIENCE DATA INTO BEHAVIORAL TERMS--BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES, STIMULUS CUES, AND CRITERION TEST MEASURES, AND (5) BACKGROUND CONTENT, A COMPILATION OF THE "NEED TO KNOW" CONTENT IDENTIFIED BY THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AS NECESSARY TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIO-SCIENTIFIC IMPLICATIONS OF TECHNICAL DISCOVERIES. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Culver City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: NUCLEAR SCIENCE CURRICULUM PROJECT