ERIC Number: ED373995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Future Content in Science and Technology Education at Secondary Level. Proceedings of the UNESCO PROAP/APEID Regional Workshop for the Development of Science Education at the Secondary Level with Special Reference to Futures Content (Beijing, People's Republic of China, November 29-December 5, 1989).
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
In order to improve science education for students, it is necessary to look ahead at long term projects geared toward the improvement of science education and the specific content that must be taught today to prepare students for future science endeavors. To provide a forum for this discussion, The three major components of the workshop were as follows: (1) country experiences in regard to new trends in science and technology education at the secondary level, future content and curricular designs in science and technology education at the secondary level, and current status of the developmental work in this regard; (2) future content, its justification and its analysis; and (3) potential sources for reference and consultation, possible learning/teaching activities, investigations and experiments for the secondary level in regard to this content, and likely implementation difficulties. Chapter one, "Country Comments," includes brief summaries of the thinking, priorities, strategies, design, and content being considered nationally for the future science and technology education at secondary levels of seven of the participating countries (People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, and Socialist Republic of Vietnam). Chapter two, "Future Content" undertakes the task of indicating the kinds of content analyses countries would need to undertake prior to entering the complex tasks of curriculum development. In chapter three, "Learning/Teaching of Future Content" a biological science and physical science group focus on the learning and teaching of the new science and technology content, and on linking the existing content to the new content. The fourth chapter, "Recommendations" presents the list of common problems faced by participating countries and makes specific recommendations for future aid by UNESCO. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.