ERIC Number: ED465637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Integrated Instruction in University Methods Courses: Applying Science Technology Society.
King, Kenneth P.; Milson, Andrew J.
The science-technology-society (STS) movement represents an attempt to "liberate the student from narrow utilities" (Dewey) through an interdisciplinary approach to the three content areas (science, technology, and society) providing a coherent conceptual scheme for integrating classroom instruction. This action research study sought to identify the challenges and obstacles to preparing students to create lessons within an STS framework. An STS project was selected and assigned as a requirement for the undergraduate elementary education students enrolled in elementary social studies methods and elementary science methods courses. The science and social studies methods instructors developed an integrated STS experience for their preservice teachers. This STS project included five phases: identification and definition of an issue, exploration of the issue, proposal for action, development of lessons, and reflection on the process. The study also required that the STS topic the students developed focus around a health care issue. This paper follows the development of those lessons. (Contains 54 references.) (MVL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Charlotte, NC, January 10-13, 2002); see SE 066 324.