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National Open University Exam Past Question – SED 834 MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

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

14-16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

 

 

SED 834 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY INSTRUCTIONS:         ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS TIME ALLOWED:       3 HOURS

 

1. (a) Briefly explain the basic concept of the course SED 734, Science, Technology and Society (STS).
   

(b)

 

Identify and briefly explain seven (7) features of the STS programmes.

 

2.

 

(a)

 

What would you consider the major goals of science education?

   

(b)

 

Discuss five (5) major characteristics of a scientifically literate person.

 

3.

 

(a)

 

What were the main national goals of the Nigerian Second Development Plan

(1970 – 1974)?
   

(b)

 

Were these national goals in line with the tenets of STS?

 

4.

 

(a)

 

Explain the term biotechnology.

   

(b)

 

Briefly discuss seven (7) different applications of biotechnology.

 

5.

 

(a)

 

Discuss the socio-economic implications of a poor healthcare system in a society.

   

(b)

 

Discuss the advantages of e-mail.

   

(c)

 

Explain the two (2) main characteristics of desertification.

   

(d)

 

List the two main causes of desertification.

   

(e)

 

List four ways through which degradation of soil can take place.

 

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