LEARNERS’ SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITY AS A KEY COMPONENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL

TitleLEARNERS’ SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITY AS A KEY COMPONENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLamanauskas, V
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume7
Issue3
Start Page132-133
Date PublishedOctober/2008
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 877542
Keywordsexploratory activities, scientific research activity, secondary school
Abstract

The formation of scientific research activity abilities in comprehensive school is undoubtedly, a very important sphere still awaiting of particular attention. Current teaching and learning process has basically changed looking from the paradigmatic point of view. Teaching subjects become the means of realization of learners’ demands and interests.
When we talking about such kind of learners` activity we often use different terms, for example, inquiry-based (structured inquiry, guided inquiry, open inquiry), exploratory activities etc. Use of different terms is of secondary importance at present. It is much more important to develop scientific research abilities at all stages of school education.
Thus, a key point of scientific research activity is that children themselves become knowledge hunters. Also it is clear that creating all possibilities for learners to conduct different research activities is a key component to successful science education. It is a pity that scientific research activity frequently stands outside the door of the science education process. Hence, opening the door is the obligation of all of us.

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