ERIC Number: ED465506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
STS for Pre-Service Teachers: Does It Translate in the Classroom?
Meyer, Janice D.; James, Robert K.
Science-Technology-Society (STS) can be defined in various ways. For this study, STS is defined as a curricular tool that teachers can use to focus on the interactions between science, technology, and society to make learning more relevant to students' everyday lives. A small qualitative study was conducted with students in a secondary science methods course to see if the positive experience they had with STS in the course carried over into their classrooms as practicing teachers. Three findings stood out: (1) teachers believed they have to work with a social studies teacher to implement STS in their classroom; (2) teachers got more out of the group work component of the project rather than the STS component; and (3) time was a crucial factor in implementing STS for the students. (Contains 15 references.) (MVL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2002).