ERIC Number: ED247130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Developing Materials for Biology Teaching. Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) Report of a Sub-Regional Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-12, 1981).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The major purposes of this workshop were to develop teaching and learning materials on certain selected key biology concepts relevant to environmental, genetic, and agricultural aspects, and to develop exemplary training materials on certain teacher competencies relating to laboratory and field techniques. Chapter One reports on the status and problems of biology education in India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Topic areas considered are biology in the school curriculum (including biology content and curriculum development efforts), instructional and curriculum materials, teacher competencies, and teacher education. Chapter two considers new trends in biology education, such as a shift from teaching botany and zoology as separate subjects toward a unified course of life sciences. The contributions that biology can make toward environmental education programs and the design of instructional materials for students and for teachers are also considered in light of the trends identified. Chapter three provides short descriptions of three teaching and training units. Topic areas of these materials include practical/laboratory techniques for teaching environmental factors, freshwater ecosystem and water pollution, the cell cycle, environmental biology utilizing field studies, types of variations, and the possibility of gamete formation in a dihybrid cross. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Educational Trends, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.