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ERIC Number: ED299126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Necessary Synthesis: Creating an Ecological, Whole Learner Approach to Teaching and Learning about Science, Technology, and Society.
Charles, Cheryl
Science, society, nature, and culture are interacting forces on the lives of all people. They become increasingly complex with time. In this address, a perspective of science, technology, and society is offered and suggestions and recommendations are made for how teachers can and should integrate this topic effectively into instructional programs. The paper advocates earth-based education and shares her concern for the future of this planet. Science, technology, and society programs are about decision-making and critical-thinking. It is suggested that these programs must be taught with an ecological foundation, in the larger context and framework of environmental understanding. Specific suggestions regarding this theme are included. Specific environmental education materials are identified for this type of program. (CW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Statewide Science Staff Development Conference (3rd, Columbus, OH, October 15, 1986).