Science Education for Citizenship: Teaching Socio-Scientific Issues

Synopsis

"This is overwhelmingly a valuable book - particularly in the context of science education in the UK. It is a book that deserves to be read more widely by science teachers, particularly those who seek not simply to extend their repertoire of teaching techniques, but who wish to place these techniques upon a sound academic footing." Educational Review"I have greatly enjoyed reading through Science Education for Citizenship. It is extremely informative and contains much of value. We will definitely be putting it on our MA in Science Education reading list." - Dr Michael Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London Science Education for Citizenship explores the effective teaching and learning of issues relating to the impact of science in society.Research case studies are used to examine the advantages and problems as science teachers try new learning approaches, including ethical analysis, use of media-reports, peer-group decision-making discussions and community projects.This book:• offers practical guidance in devising learning goals and suitable learning and assessment strategies which provide students with the skills and understanding to address these multi-faceted issues• explores the nature and place of socio-scientific issues in the curriculum and the support necessary for effective teaching. This book is designed for science teachers, citizenship teachers and other educators as they help students to develop the skills and understanding to deal with complex everyday issues.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 2003