ERIC Number: ED191788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Ecology. Teacher's Manual [And] Student Materials.
Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
This unit, comprised of a student booklet and a teacher's guide, contains readings and activities dealing with the moral aspects of pollution and the ecological perspective to help college or secondary level students develop competencies in moral reasoning. Although knowledge of ecological concerns is important, the major aim of the unit is to improve moral reasoning. Activities are provided which will help the student to differentiate value judgments, claims or issues from other sorts of judgments, and claims or issues; to understand the structure or logic of value reasoning so that they can determine the validity of arguments; to understand the significantly different kinds of value judgments a person can make; and to be able to test the adequacy of the standards or rules used in making value judgments. Students are asked to read and discuss brief readings, some of which are primary source material. Discussion questions are provided. In other activities students must read a statement and decide whether it is factual or a value claim. Students are asked to read practical syllogisms and to decide whether they are valid or invalid. In another activity students must decide where within town limits an incinerator should be located. Specific directions for the teacher are provided in the teacher's guide. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Ecology, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Secondary Education, Units of Study, Values Education
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($3.50 teacher's manual, $3.00 student materials)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.