Thinking Constructively About Science, Technology, and Society Education

Thinking Constructively About Science, Technology, and Society Education

by Dennis W. Cheek
     
 

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.

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Cheek, coordinator of curriculum development for the Science, Technology, and Society Education Project at the New York State Education Department, synthesizes a broad range of theory and research on the history and philosophy of science and technology, and on education, from the perspectives of cognitive and social psychology. He then provides a model for STS curriculum development useful to students, teachers, and researchers. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
“The field of science through STS has needed a document which synthesizes, both historically and conceptually, the diverse educational aspects from which the field has arisen. This book does a significant job on that criterion alone. Cheek brings together for the first time several fields of education and combines them in a logical, succinct, and clear way.” — Glen S. Aikenhead, University of Saskatchewan, School of Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791498866
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
731 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis W. Cheek is the Coordinator of Curriculum Development for the Science, Technology, and Society Education Project at the New York State Education Department.

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