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The sciences, social studies and technologies : reinterpreting environmental studies

Collins, R. and Simpson, Frances (2008) The sciences, social studies and technologies : reinterpreting environmental studies. In: Scottish Education. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 349-353. ISBN 9780748625932

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Abstract

The last four decades have seen the birth and demise of the term 'Environmental Studies' in Scottish education. It has been used to group together a number of subjects that are' grounded in the child's observation and investigation of his surroundings' (SED, 1965, p. 126). In its forty-year lifespan, it has appeared in a number of forms; but, with the rise in importance of Environmental Education pertaining to environmental issues such as global warming, it is perhaps timely that the term is being dropped. The current reworking of the entire Scottish curriculum under Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) has resulted in the establishment of Sciences, Social Studies and Technologies as discrete curricular identities, under the governance of the reinvigorated principle of wider inter-disciplinary study.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 27460
Keywords: sciences, social studies and technologies, reinterpreting environmental studies, Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), discrete curricular identities, inter-disciplinary study, Curriculum, Social Sciences (General), Education
Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education > Curriculum
Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
Depositing user: Mrs Marie Henderson
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 14:00
Last modified: 23 Jul 2015 11:51
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27460

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