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ERIC Number: ED230386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies.