ERIC Number: ED230378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Of Animals, Nature and People. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
"Of Animals, Nature and People" is one of the "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program modules. PTW is an interdisciplinary, future-oriented program incorporating information from the sciences and 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 intent of this module is to develop in students (grades 10-11) the need to evolve an environmental ethic. Provided in the teaching guide are discussions of the socio-scientific reasoning model (theoretical basis of PTW), purpose of the module, strategies employed (focusing on the dilemma/debate discussion technique), module structure/objectives, and its use in the school curriculum. Also provided is a suggested teaching schedule, guidelines for conducting dilemma discussions (including basic steps in the process), a chart indicating moral issues (as defined by Kohlberg) presented in the 10 dilemmas, and suggested teaching strategies for the dilemmas (related to human behavior toward animals and the environment) and role-playing simulations on the use of natural resources. Additional reading material (in an appendix) and bibliography are included. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, mini-course, or incorporated into such subject areas as civics, language arts, or science. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Technology
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $95; replacement student worksheets, $2).
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.