The incorporation and evaluation of science, technology and society (STS) components in HKIED science programme

Chung Wai Kevin LUI, Sing Lai CHAN, Yeung Chung LEE

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Abstract

When the Certificate of Education Courses (CE) in the HKIEd were developed in 1994, there was a general consensus among the science lecturers that the new science programme should include some modules with Science, Technology and Society (STS) elements. It was felt that teacher trainees could acquire a better understanding of the advances of science and technology as well as their impacts on society through discussion of everyday life problems and social issues. Three modules with STS elements are developed for the Science Programme for the teacher-trainees of the HKIEd, namely Science, Technology and Society, Science and Everyday Life I & 11. The students' view of the programme content and teaching strategies are clearly understood after an analysis of the results of a module evaluation conducted through self-designed questionnaires and interviews with lecturers and students. This paper has provided some very useful insight for further review and improvement of these STS modules. Copyright © 1996 New Horizons in Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-100
JournalNew Horizons in Education
Volume37
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996

Citation

Lui, K. C. W., Chan, S. L., & Lee, Y. C. (1996). The incorporation and evaluation of science, technology and society (STS) components in HKIED science programme. New Horizons in Education, 37, 91-100.

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Science programme
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Society
  • Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • 香港教育學垸科學課程中「科技與社會」成份的編入和評估

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