A CONTEXT-BASED APPROACH TO SCIENCE TEACHING

TitleA CONTEXT-BASED APPROACH TO SCIENCE TEACHING
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHolbrook, J
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume13
Issue2
Start Page152-154
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2014
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1101943
Keywordsscience in schools, science lessons, science teaching
Abstract

It has been traditional to educate students in school, especially secondary schools, through subject domains and within lessons named according to the domain. Today in most countries, science lessons are offered in the curriculum, specified as science, or one of its sub-components e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, or perhaps a combination of these e.g. physical science. It does not have to be this way, of course, as can be amplified by the concept of an integrated day, implemented at the primary level in a number of countries. For students to develop a sustained attraction to science and to appreciate the many ways in which it is pertinent to their daily lives, NRC (2012) suggest that class¬room learning experiences in science need to connect with their own interests and experiences. Goodbye to the content-only approach. It is time for science education to embrace learning suitable for the modern world.

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