ERIC Number: ED230374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Dilemmas: Critical Decisions for Society. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
"Environmental Dilemmas" is one of the "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program modules. PTW is an interdisciplinary, future-oriented program which incorporates information from the sciences and social sciences and addresses 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 dual purpose of the module is to introduce students (grades 10-11) to current/emerging environmental issues and to emphasize the moral/ethical decision-making related to the issues. This teaching guide discusses the purposes of the student module, strategies employed (focusing on the dilemma debate/discussion technique), module structure and objectives, and use of dilemmas in bioethics in the school curriculum. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into existing subject areas, including civics, history, biology, chemistry, environmental science, and earth science. Theoretical basis for the PTW program (considering the social-scientific reasoning model used), and final student activity (developing guidelines for environmental policy) are discussed. A chart indicating moral issues (as defined by Kohlberg) contained in the 12 dilemmas presented in the student material, and selected bibliographies on moral/social/ethical development and the environment are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Natural Resources, Policy Formation, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Technology
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $95).
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.