Thinking Constructively About Science, Technology, and Society Education

Thinking Constructively About Science, Technology, and Society Education

by Dennis W. Cheek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791409392

ISBN-13: 9780791409398

Pub. Date: 07/01/1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book defines STS—science, technology, and society—education and discusses current thinking about its conceptual evolution. It synthesizes a broad range of research and thought in the history and philosophy of science and technology, STS studies, and education as they are informed by the the dual perspectives of cognitive and social psychology. A

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This book defines STS—science, technology, and society—education and discusses current thinking about its conceptual evolution. It synthesizes a broad range of research and thought in the history and philosophy of science and technology, STS studies, and education as they are informed by the the dual perspectives of cognitive and social psychology. A model for STS curriculum development in science, social studies, or technology education is presented with well-chosen examples. The book includes an extensive and invaluable bibliography that will enable students, teachers, and researchers to explore the richness of this emerging field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791409398
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1992
Series:
SUNY Series in Curriculum Issues and Inquiries Series
Pages:
262

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

1. Science and Technology Education in the United States

2. Science, Technology, and Society Education

3. Constructivism and STS Education

4. The Underside of STS Education

5. STS Education as if Students' Views Mattered

Bibliography

Indices

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