SCIENCE EDUCATION: REGARDING TRENDS AND MAIN PRINCIPLES

TitleSCIENCE EDUCATION: REGARDING TRENDS AND MAIN PRINCIPLES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLakhvich, T
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume9
Issue3
Start Page164-166
Date PublishedSeptember/2010
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 925310
Keywordsscience education, societal oriented teaching, trends
Abstract

When the authors propose the article for publication they are on the top stair after having planned and providing their research projects. On the initial stage it’s very important to choose the relevant topic and methodology. Discussing trends and main principle of Education we can model constituents which include Institutional, Socio-cultural and Psychological and finally, Disciplinary categories. The first and the latter are of great importance both for practicing teachers and education explorers. And both are of special interest of JBSE editorial policy.
Institutional category can be presented as three-dimensional matrix with the core plane consist of lines presenting different points of horizontal and vertical diversification, and complementary third-dimension lines presenting variation in each point.
The other problem discussed is the role of the subject and societal oriented teaching, and as the result main trends in educational researches. The subject focusing researches are contrasted with the societal thrust being considered in other research studies. The latter are concerned about teaching em¬phasis and student learning climate, and thus demanding to reduce subject-related content in favour of context oriented studies. But we can teach nothing about when have no a subject. Just it’s a rationale even more important when we say about Science Education. We need Subject-oriented studies, which show us the relevance of disciplinary category in promoting the teaching-learning process. We need to investigate the relevance of content to know better what context we need to motivate students (and educators as well!).
Science is integrative force and Science Education can help to understand the changing world. Science Education does so and there are many examples strengthening the point. It is one more and may be the most exciting issue demonstrating the unity of knowledge and necessity for cooperation. The latter can help to develop the core model for more effective Education based on all traditions and contemporary trends.

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