The SATIS 16-19 project was set up by the Association for Science Education in September 1987 to build on the success of the Science and Technology in Society (SATIS) project which had already published a hundred units for students aged 14-16 year.
The SATIS 16-19 project was a means of helping teachers to share good ideas and effective classroom practice. The flexible bank of resources aimed to support the general education of 16-19 year old students and enrich specialist science courses in academic and vocational programmes.
The resources were published in four files each with 25 units. SATIS 16 - 19 resources could be used:
• in general studies, in core/key skills programmes, and in courses such as AS, or GCSE, ‘Science and Technology in Society’
• to enrich post-16 specialist courses to cover both the nature of science and the applications and implications of science.
In addition the project published three short readers which could be used as background information for teachers, as guides to planning a course of general education post-16 or as the texts for teaching an AS ‘Science and Technology in Society’ course. The titles of the three readers were:
• What is science?
• What is technology?
• How does society decide?
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The framework units were three short readers with these titles: • What is Science? • What is Technology? • How does Society decide? Aims They were written with three main purposes in mind: • As background reading for teachers uncertain about the whole Science and Technology in Society (STS) area - thus…
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