The Pursuit of International Science Literacy Through Energy Education: An Interdisciplinary Model for Curriculum Development

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by Edwyn O. James, Educational Consultant, United Kingdom,
Michael Robinson, Educational Consultant, United Kingdom,
Richard R. Powell, Educational Consultant, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993:

Abstract: Over the past two decades science educators have employed the science, technology, and society (STS) framework for framing curriculum and for prescribing instruction. Ongoing world wide political, social, and technological advances, however, have created the need to examine the contemporary appropriateness of the STS model. In this paper we examine strengths and limitations of the STS model for energy education. We then propose a six-dimensional model that subsumes and extends the current STS framework. Finally we apply the model to a curriculum development project in southern England.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Curricula | Mathematical models | Frames | Nuclear power | Social factors | Political factors | United Kingdom | England | Europe

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