Biotechnology has become an important modern advance that has significant social implications. While it is getting more exposure in the news, awareness of its nature, applications, and social impact among teacher trainees and school teachers and students are limited. In Hong Kong Institute of Education, serious efforts have been demonstrated by science staff to incorporate biotechnology curriculum materials for existing and new Science & General Studies modules in sub-degree, degree and PGDE courses. A number of hands-on experiments on biotechnology have been continuously adopted from both foreign and local sources. Multimedia teaching resources on biotechnology, such as CD-ROMS, videos and relevant issue-based materials are obtained. Also, teaching guidelines regarding their use in the teaching and self-study purposes are being worked out. It is hoped that the trained graduates can help promote Biotechnology education to their pupils. Copyright © 1999 New Horizons in Education.
|Journal||New Horizons in Education|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1999|
CitationLui, K. C. W., & Chan, S. L. (1999). Biotechnology education for teacher trainees. New Horizons in Education, 40, 109-116.
- Biotechnology education
- Teacher trainees