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ERIC Number: ED507405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Science, Technology, and Society: A Perspective on the Enhancement of Scientific Education
Courville, Keith
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Louisiana Association of Mathematics Teachers and the Louisiana Science Teacher Association (Shreveport, LA, 2009)
(Purpose) This literature review discusses the history and application of science, technology, and society (STS) teaching methodologies. (Findings) Topics addressed in this paper include: (1) developmental history of STS; (2) fundamental beliefs of STS practitioners; (3) STS methodology in the classroom; (4) Difficulty in implementing STS; (5) STS as reducing content based knowledge in students; (6) STS as increasing student motivation; (7) STS as increasing student involvement in community issues; (8) STS as increasing science content knowledge and mastery; (9) Current findings within the research field; and (10) Future directions in STS implementation within the educational system. (Conclusions) After an overview of the literature, a general trend of STS increasing student motivation and community involvement was observed, while the effects of STS in terms of content mastery has long been a subject of debate, with more recent research presenting data in favor of STS in terms of general student knowledge acquisition.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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