ERIC Number: ED341578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Energy and Environment as Related to Chemistry Teaching. Proceeding of the UNESCO International Workshop/Symposium (Berkeley, California, December 1-8, 1989).
California Univ., Berkeley. Board of Regents.
The proceedings of a program on teaching chemistry through energy and the environment that included plenary lectures, country and commission reports, introductions to new programs and materials, and an experimental approach to curriculum development across national boundaries via the production of an instruction unit are provided. The workshop participants included 34 nations, 4 ICSU teaching commissions, the American Chemical Society, and the World Bank. The participants were asked to develop an instructional unit in the context of an international meeting. The unit, entitled "Burning Fuels: How Can Chemistry Help Us Minimize Waste in Materials and Energy?", is included in this document. The instructional unit contains an introduction, the science content, pedagogical concerns, 5 model teaching unit plans, 20 classroom activities, societal/technological issues, general applications and illustrations, and other related disciplines and concepts. A synopsis of plenary lectures, abstracts and reports from each country, the instructional unit, a copy of the program, a participant list, a listing of the resource materials in the book bag that participants took home to their countries for further use, and a listing of audio-visual materials that were part of the evening program. Antigua, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, The Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia were participating countries. (KR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Natural Resources, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Solid Wastes, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Oxford (England).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.; Energy Information Administration (DOE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Board of Regents.