ERIC Number: ED084554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Grokking the Future: Science Fiction in the Classroom.
Hollister, Bernard C.; Thompson, Deane C.
This book demonstrates how science fiction offers new insights into current social issues and helps students become more creative in their thinking about the future. Chapters begin with a discussion of science fiction through "what if" questions. From there chapters explore the concept of ecological balances through a combination of sciences fiction and fact; selected sciences fiction works which can be used to pose the problem of overpopulation; ways in which science fiction can be used to help students confront the love/hate relationship which exists between men and machines; the automobile as revealed through the extrapolations of the science fiction writer; the threat of nuclear destruction as treated in science fiction; ways in which science fiction has dealt with social order and control, and deviance and nonconformity, tolerance and compassion, economic principles, the decay of cities, and speculations on the future; and how science fiction may be used to approach the study of generation gaps. Student exercises and selected bibliographies accompany each chapter. (HOD)
Descriptors: Ecology, Economics, Educational Media, Futures (of Society), Generation Gap, Human Relations, Literature, Motor Vehicles, Municipalities, Nuclear Warfare, Overpopulation, Science Fiction, Secondary Education, Social Behavior, Social Problems, Teaching Guides
Pflaum/Standard, 38 West Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 ($4.50)
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