Science, Technology and Society in school science education

Ratcliffe, Mary (2001) Science, Technology and Society in school science education. School Science Review, 82, (300), 83-92.


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STS education implies that learners consider all three strands – science, technology and society - within a coherent educational experience. This article is NOT a comprehensive, historical overview of STS education, but rather an attempt to outline some key issues relating to STS education, and, in particular, capture the voice of those involved in major STS projects. For readers who wish to examine more comprehensive accounts, a bibliography is given. If there is one statement that captures the essence of the article it is this: ‘It is the teacher rather than the content that characterises STS education’

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0036-6811 (print)
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Keywords: science technology and society, historical, curriculum development, science education, epistemology, secondary education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 57908
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Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:39

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