ERIC Number: ED371953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Teaching Science, Technology and Society. Developing Science and Technology Series.
Science and technology are often presented and taught as two separate essences. When this is done, students as well as teachers are forced to attempt to develop the appropriate linkages. This book is one of a series designed to help teachers develop their science and technological education in ways that are both satisfying to themselves and stimulating to their students. This book partitions into seven chapters. Chapter one, "What and why is STS?," discusses the features and importance of Science, Technology and Society (STS) in education. Chapter two, "Our youngest pupils," focuses on the social worlds of the young child and images of science which derive from these. Chapter three, "Getting going on STS in the secondary school," discusses some of the different ways in which teachers have developed an innovation which led them towards STS. Chapter four, "Teaching strategies in the secondary school," provides teaching strategies based on personal experiences. Chapter five, "The examination classes," looks at citizenship as a goal in education. Chapter six, "Games, simulation, and role-play," presents an assortment of evidence concerning simulations. Chapter seven, "Group discussion of issues-the DISS project," provides insights on the subject of group discussion of science-based social issues in the classroom. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Strategies, Group Discussion, Role Playing, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: For other documents in this series, see SE 054 626-630.