ERIC Number: ED369654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Order & Diversity in the Living World: Teaching Taxonomy & Systematics in Schools.
Crisci, Jorge V.; And Others
The world faces two converging crises, a lack of biological literacy and a rapid increase in environmental degradation. In order to insure a secure and safe environment for future generations of organisms, all humans must be taught the basic biological and physical processes that sustain life. This project seeks to fill the chasm in the general public understanding by improving the quality of biological systematics taught in schools. The following chapters provide guidelines for developing school curriculum in biological systematics: (1) "Why Teach Order and Diversity in the Living World?"; (2) "What Questions Do Systematists Ask?"; and (3) "The Goals of Education in Systematics." Included are sample instructional activities for students ages 6-18. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Biology, Classification, Ecology, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Foreign Countries, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods
National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, #19, Reston, VA 22090 ($12 members/non-members plus shipping/handling; 10% discount on orders of 10 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Union of Biological Sciences. Commission for Biological Education.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).