ERIC Number: ED357945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Teaching of Science and Technology in an Interdisciplinary Context. Vol. II. Science and Technology Education Document Series 38. Summary of the Pilot Project and Proceedings of the Concluding Consultation (Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 25-29, 1987).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.
The proceedings of the final consultation meeting for the Pilot Project on the Teaching of Science and Technology in an interdisciplinary Context are presented. The goals of the project initiated by UNESCO were to develop and test ways in which the concepts, processes and skills of science and technology could be linked with or incorporated into the teaching of other areas in the school curriculum at both the primary and secondary school levels. Emphasis was placed on teaching methods and activities that promote understanding through active learning techniques, on efforts to link classroom learning with real-life experiences and on extending this teaching beyond the classroom. The countries of Bulgaria, Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, and West Germany are represented through the publication of 15 papers. Topics include interdisciplinary teaching at the primary and secondary levels, integrating science and math using bee hives, health education at the primary level, polarized light, environmental protection, scientific writing and chemistry, informatics, dimensions of integration, computer simulations, the history of science, computer-assisted learning, and the integration of language-mathematics-informatics. (KR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Nutrition, Physics, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Science Activities, Science Education, Science History, Science Instruction, Technology Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 279 518. Some tables and figures will not copy well due to broken/filled print.