ERIC Number: ED230382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Transportation. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
"Perspectives on Transportation" is one of the "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program modules. PTW is an interdisciplinary, future-oriented program which incorporates information from the sciences and social sciences and addresses societal concerns which interface science/technology/society. The program promotes responsible citizenry with increased abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, social/ethical reasoning, and decision-making. This module examines land, sea, and air transportation and also briefly considers future prospects. Provided in the teaching guide are discussions of the socio-scientific reasoning model (theoretical basis of PTW), purpose of the module, strategies employed (focusing on the dilemma/debate discussion technique), module structure and objectives, and its use in the school curriculum. Also provided are a suggested teaching schedule, guidelines for conducting dilemma discussions (including basic steps in the process), a chart indicating moral issues (as defined by Kohlberg) contained in the dilemmas presented in the student material, suggested teaching strategies for the filmstrip used to introduce the module and for activities related to each form of transportation, bibliography, and appendices containing teacher background information. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into such subject areas as social science, language arts, or science. (JN)
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Technology, Transportation, Vehicular Traffic
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $87; replacement student worksheets, $7).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.
Identifiers: Dilemma Discussion Approach; Preparing for Tomorrows World Program; Science and Society
Note: For related documents, see SE 041 564-585. A complete catalog of the multi-media packages making up this program is contained in SE 041 585.