ERIC Number: ED239846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology. Final Evaluation Report.
Tolman, Richard R.
The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study designed, developed, and field-tested a series of nine curriculum resource units for a semester program called "Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology (IST)." The units were designed for use by students and teachers in the 11th and 12th grades and at the junior college level: either in existing science or social studies courses; or as the basis of an interdisciplinary course of science, society, and technology. Unit topics include: science, technology, and society; television; low-head hydropower; day care; energy-technologies, dilemmas and options; human reproduction; computers and privacy; biomedical technology; and food technology. Presented in this final report are criteria used in identifying topics of interests, an overview of formative evaluation procedures, content reviews, information on field tests, and student and teacher feedback for each unit. Findings indicate that units were enthusiastically received by both students and teachers and that, as a result of formative evaluation data collected, information was provided for revising the experimental materials to produce a commercially available product. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.