A PROBLEM OF SCIENCE LITERACY ENCOUNTERED BY PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND LEARNERS

TitleA PROBLEM OF SCIENCE LITERACY ENCOUNTERED BY PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND LEARNERS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLamanauskas, V
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume11
Issue4
Start Page300-301
Date PublishedDecember/2012
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1023440
Keywordsprimary school teachers, science education, Science Literacy
Abstract

Science education is one of the key areas of general education in comprehensive school (Lamanauskas, 2009). The major argument for defining the relevancy of the introduced subject is the universality and integrity of science education. For the last two decades, particularly this field of education has faced a number of different changes in the majority of countries: variations in the content of education, search for efficient forms and methods of teaching, innovative approaches, etc. are only a few questions that must be properly discussed.
Thus, to meet the needs of all students and society, in terms of science education (competencies), the system of training/preparing science teachers, particularly that of primary school teachers (educational curricula, organization and content of pedagogical practice, etc.), must be upgraded. The evaluation of a number of parameters discloses that the science literacy of primary school teachers is not sufficient (for example, teachers frequently avoid trips to nature because have a poor knowledge of local natural area, have no skills at using special instruments, etc.).

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