ERIC Number: ED472905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
The Philosophy, Theory and Practice of Science-Technology-Society Orientations.
Lawrence, Chris; Yager, Robert; Sowell, Scott; Hancock, Elizabeth; Yalaki, Yalcin; Jablon, Paul
Science, Technology, and Society (STS) orientations can serve to integrate educational change as identified by the National Science Education Standards and Project 2061. Students learn through discovery with the help of STS and make connections within the real world. The implementation of STS orientations into the science curriculum requires teachers and students to take more responsibility; however, the benefits of STS are in line with education reforms. This paper provides an overview of discussions on STS orientations into the curriculum and develops a shared philosophical practice about them within the curriculum in order to bring different communities together in research, practice, and theory. (Contains 38 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Costa Mesa, CA, January 18-21, 2001). For full proceedings, see ED 453 083.