ERIC Number: ED230387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and Society: A Futuristic Perspective. Teacher's Guide. Preparing for Tomorrow's World.
Iozzi, Louis A.; And Others
"Technology and Society: A Futuristic Perspective" 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. In this module, students (grades 10-11) consider ways in which technology has changed our lives and anticipate future changes. Provided in the teaching guide are discussions of the socio-scientific reasoning model (theoretical basis of PTW); module overview (including purpose; strategies employed, focusing on the dilemma/debate discussion technique; module structure/objectives; and its use in the school curriculum) and suggested time schedule. Also provided are guidelines for conducting dilemma discussions (including basic steps in the process), a chart indicating moral issues (as defined by Kohlberg) presented in the dilemmas, and teaching strategies for each of the three module parts: examination of science/technology/society relationships, study of five technologies, and simulation of a future technology. A selected bibliography is also included. The module may be used as a separate unit of study, as a mini-course, or incorporated into existing social science, history, language arts, general science, or chemistry courses. (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 - 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.