SCIENTIFIC LITERACY: PROBLEMS OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN BULGARIAN SCHOOL

TitleSCIENTIFIC LITERACY: PROBLEMS OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN BULGARIAN SCHOOL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsStefanova, Y, Minevska, M, Evtimova, S
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume19
Start Page113-118
Date PublishedMarch/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 908753
Keywordsbiology education, chemistry education, scientific literacy
Abstract

This article presents the results of a theoretical study, which purpose is to identify opportunities to update the learning process. Subject of study is the formation of scientific literacy among students in Bulgarian schools.
Our study has two aspects: scientific literacy in the normative documents regulating the teaching of science in the Bulgarian school; approaches, methods and tools for the formation of scientific literacy. The analysis of normative documents is discussed in relation to scientific knowledge and scientific processes for the formation of scientific literacy among students in secondary schools in Bulgaria.
Need for changes in science teacing is discussed in terms of: the choice of approaches, methods and tools for the formation of scientific literacy among students, the creation of appropriate tools, including questions and problems, case studies pertaining to specific situations and require event critical attitude towards the statements and opinions expressed and decisions on important life issues, creating the right environment in which students work together as active learners and that could lead to the development of student's knowledge necessary for life.

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