ERIC Number: ED249078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Television. Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology Program.
McConnell, Mary C.; And Others
This module is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to educate the general citizenry regarding the issues of science/technology/society (STS) that have important consequences for both present and future social policies. Specifically, the program provides an opportunity for students to assess the effects of selected technological innovations in order to make intelligent decisions about them. This module, which consists of 13 activities, provides students with opportunities to examine how television affects their daily lives. These activities include critically observing a television program and examining the role of television as a curriculum. Additional activities focus on: children and television; television and presidential campaigns; violence on television; television news; "soap operas;" public television; television and advertising; cable television; living without television; television as a social force; and television in the 1980s. All activities include a list of goals, introductory information, a list of tasks to be accomplished, discussion questions, suggestions for further study and lists of materials needed, new terms, and additional references which students are encouraged to locate and read. Key articles which may be difficult to locate are included in the module. (JN)
Descriptors: Advertising, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Technology, Television, Television Commercials, Television Surveys, Television Viewing, Violence
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.