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National Open University Exam Past Question – SED 834 MAY/JUNE 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA SED 834 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, LAGOS

 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MAY/JUNE 2013 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE:      SED 834 (3 units)

COURSE TITLE:     SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

TIME:                        3 HOURS

INSTRUCTION:       ANSWER FOUR QUESTIONS.  EACH QUESTION CARRIES EQUAL MARKS.

 

1. (a)

 

(b) (c)

Briefly discuss each of the following concepts: science, technology and society.

List SIX attributes of an effective scientist.

Explain   FOUR   goals   for   introducing   science   education   into   Nigerian curriculum.

 

2.

 

(a)

 

(b)

 

Discuss SIX attributes of scientifically literate person as adopted by National

Science Teachers Association.

Enumerate SIX main goals of Fourth National Development Plan.

 

3.

 

(a) (b)

 

Identify and discuss FIVE strategies that are appropriate for teaching and learning of science, technology and mathematics in Nigerian schools.

(i) Define biotechnology

(ii) List FOUR biotechnological processes you know.

 

4.

 

(a) (b)

 

Write short notes on  (i) Bioethics              (ii) Blood transfusion

(iiii) Genetherapy     (iv)  Genetic engineering.

Explain FIVE ways through which the teaching / learning of science can be

improved with the use of Information Technology:

 

5.

 

(a) (b)

 

Mention ways to make Transport Environmental Decision Support System effective.

Discuss FIVE problems that militate against effective operation of internet in

Nigeria.

 

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