To that end, roundtable member Sheri Roder presented survey research that compared public knowledge Suggested Citation:"The Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future: Proceedings of a Workshop--in Brief." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. When survey respondents were asked about their thoughts and feelings about science in an open-ended way, people spoke spontaneously about natural science and connected their ideas to some larger meaning.
When asked about social science, respondents’ thoughts were less clear, Roder said.
From health to education to business to homeland security, the social and behavioral sciences (SBS)—which include psychology, political science, economics, anthropology, and sociology—contribute to solving important problems for individuals, organizations, and society.
Although they are taught widely at the university level, they have far less presence in K-12 education where students’ core knowledge is shaped.
Those reasons might include equipping students with knowledge that can help them make better decisions in civic, personal, community, work, and family contexts or teaching scientific methods that produce better understanding of human and social phenomena.
One approach is to develop curriculum modules for teaching SBS subjects to minimize the burden for teachers.
You will learn theoretical coursework in behavioral sciences and receive a deeper knowledge of at least two of these disciplines Graduate Degree (Master of Arts)The graduate degree in Behavioral Sciences enables you to combine courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, psychology and sociology into one degree.
You and your faculty adviser will construct your own plan of study based on the type of knowledge you want to receive.
A degree in Behavioral Sciences provides a multidisciplinary approach to study human behavior and societal problems that are too complex to be fully understood by one academic discipline.
Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor of Science) The undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences enables you to combine courses from an array of disciplines including anthropology, criminology, geography, psychology, social work and sociology into one degree.