ERIC Number: ED230383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Space Encounters. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
"Space Encounters" is one of the "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program modules. 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. This module, a role-playing simulation, is intended for use in grades 7-12 social studies, general science, earth science, and English classes. It consists of 13 open-ended, decision-making activities related to a simulated space mission. Additional activities include large/small group dilemma discussions. 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, discussion of the socio-scientific reasoning model (theoretical basis of the PTW), and bibliography. 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), Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Simulation, Social Studies, Space Exploration, Technology
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $55; replacement student worksheets, $11).
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.