ERIC Number: ED404235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teaching about the History and Nature of Science and Technology. Teacher's Resource Guide.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.
This book offers an introduction to the history and nature of science and technology (HNST) for educators who are interested in teaching about this content area. The book has five chapters, organized to address the following questions: (1) Why is this subject matter important?; (2) What should be taught about this subject matter?; (3) How can I get started teaching about this subject matter when I am not an expert myself?; (4) What pedagogical approach is best to use?; and (5) What materials are available for teaching about this subject matter? Chapter 1 helps interested teachers understand why incorporating HNST into science and social studies courses is beneficial to students. Chapter 2 presents the six themes from the HNST curriculum framework. Chapter 3 demonstrates how to get started with HNST. Chapter 4 briefly introduces the constructivist approach to teaching and presents exemplary HNST lessons with concrete materials to try in the classroom. Chapter 5 provides sources of information and materials. (EH)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Problems, Social Studies, Technology, Thematic Approach
Social Science Education Consortium, P.O. Box 21270, Boulder, CO 80308-4270.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs.