ERIC Number: ED261887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Agriculture and Biology Teaching. Biology and Human Welfare.
Rao, A. N.; Pritchard, Alan J.
This six-chapter document (part of a series on biology and human welfare) focuses on agriculture and the teaching of this subject area. Major topic areas considered in the first five chapters are: (1) the development of agriculture; (2) agricosystems (considering agriculture as an ecosystem, land utilization and soils, soils and food production, irrigation, and others); (3) agricultural development and food production (examining agriculture and economics, crop zones, agrochemicals, and others); (4) biotechnology and agriculture (considering plant tissue culture, biofertilizers, animal husbandry, and others); and (5) agriculture, people, and food (discussing malnutrition, protein foods, future prospects, and others). The sixth chapter is a curriculum guide for teaching about agriculture in biology courses. Comments on how the subject fits into secondary school biology courses, descriptions of various teaching and learning strategies, and a chart on agricultural aspects of biological education (listing areas of concern and concepts, principles, and/or topics with related practical experiences, teaching/learning strategies, and values/skills fostered) are included. A list of references and resources is also included. (JN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Biology, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Environmental Education, Food, Learning Strategies, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Unesco, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.; International Union of Biological Sciences. Commission for Biological Education.