FINDING POSSIBILITIES TO IMPROVE SCIENCE EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL AND GYMNASIUM

TitleFINDING POSSIBILITIES TO IMPROVE SCIENCE EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL AND GYMNASIUM
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsJonāne, L
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume4
Issue1
Start Page63-69
Date PublishedMarch/2005
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 452543
Keywordsconstructive approach, educational process, science, scientific literacy, teaching-learning strategies
Abstract

Scientific knowledge, skills and attitudes are cultural products of great intellectual power and beauty. The future of science education and scientific literacy of youngsters is determined by the educational policy of the country, moreover, it also depends on teachers working at schools and universities. The tasks of reported research work was to explore approachable literature about natural science education in general and to analyse corresponding educational problems particularly in Latvia.
The tasks of reported research work was to explore approachable literature about natural science education in general and to analyse some corresponding educational problems particularly in Latvia. Particular attention has been paid to the following components of contemporary educational process: developing student’s thinking skills, they skills to make connections to a known material and to real life situations.
The author was found out that only 35% of science teachers are paying attention to a process of organizing study process, about 40% of science teachers become a source of knowledge to their students.
It was stated that not much attention has been paid to interdisciplinary themes and problems, not much attention has been paid to designing positive social environment and building student’s value system.
Science teachers need to recognize that they educate students to be able to develop their skills, attitudes and awareness as members of the society through a context of science.

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