THE PRECONDITIONS OF ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION OF SCHOOL TASKS ON PHYSICS

TitleTHE PRECONDITIONS OF ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION OF SCHOOL TASKS ON PHYSICS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPečiuliauskienė, P, Rimeika, A
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume2
Issue1
Start Page12 - 20
Date PublishedMarch/2003
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Keywordsabstract tasks, ecological tasks, sociocultural tasks, specific tasks, technical tasks
Abstract

The article submits the results of research that pursued to establish a number of ecological tasks on physics in natural science education textbooks and to collate the preconditions of ecological education of school tasks on physics in the integrated natural science textbooks and non-integrated physics textbooks of different countries. To fulfil the research, the following methods such as the analysis of literature, the quantitative analysis of the textbooks content, the statistical analysis of empirical data have been applied.

When examining integrated and non-integrated textbooks of different countries, it has been established that the average of ecological tasks varies from 7% in the non-integrated textbooks and up to 12% in the integrated ones. Comparing integrated and non-integrated textbooks of the same form the deviation of comparative rates of ecological tasks varies from statistically irrelevant to statistically absolute. The cases of statistically relevant deviation are fractionally prevailing. The examined non-integrated physics textbooks and integrated natural science textbooks, including the Lithuanian ones, do not basically differentiate evaluating the element of ecological tasks that comprise students’ preconditions of ecological education.

Refereed DesignationRefereed