This article describes the use of a problem-solving approach in teaching a Science, Technology and Society (STS) issue. A scheme of work is presented which engaged secondary biology pupils in devising treatment methods for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. Through the problem-solving process, pupils were led to understand and appreciate how science is applied to solve an important health problem. Apart from enhancing motivation and engaging pupils in the learning process, evaluation showed that the approach had the added value of clarifying pupils’ misconceptions of important physiological processes. Copyright © 2006 Association for Science Education.
|Journal||School Science Review|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|
CitationLee, Y. C. (2006). Kidney failure and dialysis: A problem-solving approach in teaching science, technology and society. School Science Review, 87(320), 119-123.
- Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning