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Chris Young <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Apr 1999 22:18:35 -0600
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From Peter Taylor:


A Workshop Fostering Critical Thinking about
Science & Technology in their Social Context

Monday July 26, 1999, 9am-5pm

This summer the Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) Program at the
University of Massachusetts, Boston is bringing together teachers,
students, and other concerned citizens to participate in a day of
workshops and presentations given by innovative and inspiring teachers.
These teachers will engage you through case studies ranging from genetic
testing to population growth and environment, computers and gender
equity to disputes over scientific integrity.

You will learn how placing developments in science and technology in
their social context can enliven and enrich science education, science
popularization, and citizen activism.  The sessions are designed to
stimulate a range of participants: K-12 teachers wanting make the
science, technology and human affairs an integral part of their science
or social studies classes; high school and college students wanting to
keep sight of the social implications of their studies in science; and
citizens wanting to promote active social debate about the directions
taken in science and technology.  You will experience model class
activities, be informed of resources, receive a directory of
participants and other printed materials, and become linked to networks
for support and inspiration for your subsequent efforts.

For more details on the workshop sessions:

Workshop registration of $48 covers lunch, refreshments, printed
materials, and certificates for six Professional Development Points.
Discounts are available for advanced registration (before June 15),
registrants attending with others from the same institution, students,
and for unemployed persons.

For registration forms & other questions:
email: [log in to unmask]
phone: 617-287-6520