Journal of elementary education and curriculum Issue 8
2020-03-31 発行

「科学の商業化」に着目した小学校社会科環境問題学習の開発 : 第5学年単元「水俣病に向き合う」を事例として

The Development of an Elementary School Social Studies Lesson to focus on the Commercialization of Science: The Case of “Facing Minamata Disease” for 5th Graders
Kikkawa, Shuji
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The purpose of this study is to show the significance of incorporating the results of STS (Science, Technology and Society) into elementary school social studies environmental problem learning, and to develop and verify lessons focused on the “commercialization of science.” With “Minamata disease” as the core teaching material, we developed a fifth-grade unit, “Facing Minamata Disease,” based on the results of STS. The significance of incorporating the results of STS into elementary school social studies environmental problem learning is as follows. The first is that the learner can recognize the “commercialization of science” that exists in the background of environmental issues. Second, learners can think about how experts can face environmental issues as trans-science issues. Third, learners can think about how nonexperts can face environmental issues as trans-science issues. Additionally, the children’s note descriptions and analysis of class records revealed that the unit on “Facing Minamata Disease” is effective for children in Grade 5 in obtaining the above three points.
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小学校社会科
環境問題
科学技術社会論
科学の商業化
水俣病
Elementary Social Studies
Environmental Problem
STS (Science, Technology, and Society)
Commercialization of Science
Minamata Disease
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