ERIC Number: EJ438330
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Science Related Social Issues in the Elementary School: The Extended Case Study Approach.
Ramsey, John M.; Kronholm, Martha
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v3 n2 p3-13 Sum 1991
Described is how fifth graders used the Extended Case Study (ECS) approach to understand, analyze, investigate, and act on a science-related social issue in their community. The ECS approach provides a vehicle for teachers to coordinate an interdisciplinary Science-Technology-Society or environmental education perspective with science knowledge and critical thinking. (KR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 5, Interdisciplinary Approach, Motivation, Process Education, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Technology
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Journal availability: Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903.