The Open UniversitySkip to content

'Technology, Design and Society' versus 'Science, Technology and Society (STS)': Learning Some Lessons

Banks, Frank (2006). 'Technology, Design and Society' versus 'Science, Technology and Society (STS)': Learning Some Lessons. In: Dakers, John R. ed. Defining Technological Literacy: Towards an Epistemological Framework. New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 197–217.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Science, Technology and Society (STS) has been a theme in the development of school science for many years, particularly influencing the new specification for GCSE science (2006). This chapter provides an evaluative framework of the curriculum history, implementation issues and values dimension applicable to STS and to technology education in schools. Through the systematic analysis of school science with its longer development as a subject for all pupils, lessons could be drawn and applied to the newer subject of technology. These lessons were taken to a further stage by considering the impact on technology and consequently examples of classroom ideas for enabling teachers to help pupils consider the impact of technology on society.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-4039-7037-8, 978-1-4039-7037-4
Keywords: technology education;
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 8349
Depositing User: Frank Banks
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:01
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340