ERIC Number: ED230376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Future Scenarios in Communications. [Student's Guide.] Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
The purpose of this module is to introduce students (grades 7-8) to the concept of change and factors influencing change. The module is composed of two major sections. Section 1 examines the development of the telephone system in the United States and introduces four futures forecasting techniques (Delphi probe, cross-impact matrix, trend analysis, and scenario development). In section 2, students use the forecasting techniques they have learned to examine the development and applications of the computer. In addition to futures forecasting techniques, readings, role-playing simulations, and small/large group discussions are employed. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into social studies, history, general science, or language arts courses. (JN)
Descriptors: Communications, Computers, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Delphi Technique, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Prediction, Problem Solving, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Technology, Telephone Communications Systems, Trend Analysis
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $85; replacement student worksheets, $9).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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.