ERIC Number: ED046790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-15
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A Model for Improving Biological Education in the 70's, An Experimental Instructional Module Dealing With the Environment of Man. Final Report.
Mayer, William V.
The history of a Biological Sciences Curriculum Study project which developed procedures for producing instructional modules is outlined, the 33 critical steps in the developmental sequence are shown diagrammatically, and some steps are described in the text. The relationship of these tasks to the theoretical curriculum development literature is shown, and their application to the preparation of a pilot module, The Environment of Man, in a sequence of units with the theme: Man as a biological and social organism living in a finite environment, is described. The general objectives of the series intended for general high school students and a synopsis of the intended contents of the other seven modules are provided, together with a detailed specification of the objectives specific to the pilot module. A description of the student and teacher materials in the pilot module is given, and a model for field testing the materials for a formative evaluation described, although this was not completed when the report was prepared. Two attachments, Teachers Instructional Handbook for "Investigating Your Environment" and Student Response Book for "Investigating Your Environment," referred to in the text were not included in this collection. (AL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.