ERIC Number: ED230368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Coastal Decisions: Difficult Choices. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.
The objective of this "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program module is to help students (grades 7-8) gain insight into coastal issues and confront moral dilemmas which relate to those issues. PTW is an interdisciplinary, future-oriented program incorporating information from the sciences/social sciences and addressing societal concerns which interface science/technology/society. The program promotes responsible citizenry with increased abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, social/ethical reasoning, and decision-making. The module is comprised of two parts: estuary marshes and activities along the coast. Each is introduced by a filmstrip and followed by student activities--written exercises, role-play simulations, and dilemma discussions (available in the guide as student handouts). Dilemmas, brief stories in which two or more moral/ethical conflicts must be resolved, are accompanied by questions to stimulate thinking and/or generate discussions. In addition to student handouts and instructional strategies, the teaching guide contains module overview, chart indicating moral issues (as identified by Kohlberg) in each dilemma, suggested time schedule, bibliography, and sources for supplementary materials. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into existing curricula where appropriate. (JN)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Oceanography, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Social Studies, Technology
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $75; replacement student worksheets, $16).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.