ERIC Number: ED046718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Engineering Concepts Curriculum Project Newsletter, Volume 4, Number 2. The Man Made World.
Contained in this newsletter are several articles pertaining to activities of the Engineering Concepts Curriculum Project at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York. Two are of major concern. One deals with the development of a laboratory science course for senior high school students to improve technological literacy and entitled "The Man Made World." Designed to familiarize students with certain concepts which pervade modern technology (its capabilities, characteristics, and limitations) the course emphasizes information systems science and engineering. The ECCP approach is to work from an actual problem to the solution framework and then to the concepts. Course content, laboratory work, and behavioral objectives are described. The second article discusses science-society issues and secondary school teachers; what is the role of secondary schools in the matching of men and technology, and how can secondary school teachers be prepared? Two issues, control of the noise environment and automated health examinations, are presented for examples. Regarding teacher preparation, five possibilities on how today's programs might evolve gradually into an educational program more directly related to these issues are explored. (BL)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Curriculum, Educational Development, Environmental Education, Science Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Teacher Education, Technology
Engineering Concepts Curriculum Project, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 333 Jay St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
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Authoring Institution: Brooklyn Polytechnic Inst., NY. Engineering Concepts Curriculum Project.