ERIC Number: ED249077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Science, Technology, and Society. Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology Program.
McConnell, Mary C.; And Others
This module is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to educate the general citizenry regarding the issues of science/technology/society (STS) that have important consequences for both present and future social policies. Specifically, the program provides an opportunity for students to assess the effects of selected technological innovations in order to make intelligent decisions about them. This module, which examines some of the complex relationships between STS, consists of five activities. The first activity focuses on the nature of science, the nature of technology, the nature of society, relationships between science and technology, relationships between society and technology, and relationships between science and society. Areas examined in the next four activities are: (1) concerns about science and technology; (2) decision-making; (3) technology assessment; and (4) autonomous technology. All activities include a list of goals, introductory information, a list of tasks to be accomplished, discussion questions, suggestions for further study and lists of materials needed, new terms, and additional references which students are encouraged to locate and read. Key articles which may be difficult to locate are included in the module. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Decision Making, High Schools, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Relationship, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Social Influences, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Technology
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study; Science and Society