Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education

Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education

by Robert E. Yager
     
 

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Presents evidence that S/T/S is a successful reform movement in science education.

Science/Technology/Society (S/T/S) is a reform effort to broaden science as a discipline in schools and colleges; to relate science to other facets of the curriculum; and to relate science specifically to technology and to the society that supports and produces new

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Presents evidence that S/T/S is a successful reform movement in science education.

Science/Technology/Society (S/T/S) is a reform effort to broaden science as a discipline in schools and colleges; to relate science to other facets of the curriculum; and to relate science specifically to technology and to the society that supports and produces new conceptualizations of both. S/T/S is also defined as the teaching and learning of science/technology in the context of human experience. It focuses on a method of teaching that recognizes the importance that experience in the real world has on the learning process. And it recognizes that real learning can occur only when the learner is engaged and able to construct her or his own meaning.

Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education, is rich with examples of such teaching and learning. It includes impressive research evidence that illustrates that progress has been made and goals have been met. For teachers and administrators alike, this book provides and validates new visions for science education.

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A review of ten years' worth of accumulated research assessing strategies for reforming science and technology education. The Science/Technology/Society (STS) reform movement seeks to link traditional science education with technological applications, creating a "real life" education for students. The contributors to this volume explain the theories behind STS, summarize research and classroom practices, speculate on the implications of current findings, and analyze STS initiatives in Europe, Australia and Japan in comparison with US classrooms, particularly the Iowa Chautauqua program. A final paper discussing STS across the curriculum points to a strongly favored approach among educators, and in conclusion may point to the future of STS in US schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791427705
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/04/1996
Series:
SUNY series in Science Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Robert E. Yager is Professor of Science Education at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

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