ERIC Number: ED230386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and Society: A Futuristic Perspective. [Student's Guide.] Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
This module is designed to provide students (grades 10-11) with experiences in examining how technology has changed our lives and in anticipating future changes. The module is divided into three sections. Role-playing simulations and readings are used in section 1 to examine the dynamic relationship between science/technology/society. Five technologies (mind control, solar energy, genetic engineering, remote sensing, computers/artificial intelligence) are examined in section 2 through readings and dilemma/discussions. Dilemmas are brief stories posing a critical decision to be made by a main character. This decision revolves around conflicts between two or more moral/ethical issues (as identified by Kohlberg) presented in the situation, and it is the moral/ethical implication that provides the thrust for later student discussions. Preceding each dilemma are readings/case studies providing background information regarding issues in the dilemma. Questions are also provided to stimulate thinking about the issues and to generate discussions. Section 3 is a simulation offering students an opportunity to select technologies for the future. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into such subject areas as general science, history, language arts, social science, or chemistry. (JN)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Genetic Engineering, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Solar Energy, Technological Advancement, Technology
SOPRIS WEST, Inc., 1120 Delaware Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 (Complete multi-media module, including student materials, $80; replacement student worksheets, $4).
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.