Making Interdisciplinary Courses Work with Constructivism and Science, Technology and Society STSReport as inadecuate




Making Interdisciplinary Courses Work with Constructivism and Science, Technology and Society STS - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.



College Quarterly, v9 n2 Spr 2006

Educators expect students to question, explain, hypothesize, and devise tests to determine validity concerning science and its applications. The traditional approach of presenting individual courses concentrating on single disciplines and ignoring linkages to other disciplines is abysmal. If we expect students to understand how science is related to the humanities, it is important to provide the links and bring the disciplines together in a coherent interdisciplinary course using Science, Technology, and Society together in a constructivist methodology. Science, Technology, and Society and constructivism recognize that science does not operate in a vacuum nor does student learning. Knowledge is continuing being assembled by learners and science learning must be taught in the scope of the human experience and understanding.

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Science Education, Science and Society, Technology Education, College Instruction, Undergraduate Study

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. 1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2J 2X5, Canada. Tel: 416-491-5050; Fax: 905-479-4561; Web site: http://www.collegequarterly.ca





Author: Hollenbeck, James E.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4414&id=EJ835400



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents