ERIC Number: ED046689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Education, Learning, and Communications, Ecology and the Undergraduate Curriculum, Session 1.
Darnell, Rezneat M.; And Others
This set of two audio cassette tapes was recorded at the 1969 AAAS meeting on Ecology and the undergraduate curriculum. Four papers were presented each followed by a question and answer session. Dr. Darnell presented a paper titled "The New Ecology." The paper outlined the historical roots of ecology and defined the new perspectives of ecology, namely, systems ecology. The second speaker, Dr. Bovbjerg, presented a paper titled "Ecology as a Primary Discipline of the Biological Sciences." The speaker addressed himself to two main issues (1) Does ecology have a unique position in biology and could omitting it be a deprivation in the training of young biologists? (2) How pervasive is ecology? Dr. Kormandy's paper, presented by Dr. Darnell, was titled "Ecology and the Environment." The paper defended the position that a new environmental ethic must prevail before an environmental change is to take place. Dr. Cox presented a paper titled "Laboratory Approaches to Teaching Ecology." The paper suggested how new and existing ecology courses can be improved. The paper outlined an ecology course being taught at the organism, population and ecosystem levels using an inductive or experimental approach. Trends in teaching ecology were identified and the speaker closed by outlining a series of courses in a new undergraduate program in his university. (BB)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Conferences, Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Tape Recordings
American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, 1515 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (Audiotapes)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Note: 2 tapes of Papers presented at the Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (136th, Boston, Massachusetts, December, 1969)