Changes in Science education
About. This lesson raises the following questions :
- What is science and what are the problems teaching the Nature of Science.
- Science and certainty; Observation and measurement; Scientific methods and critical testing; Cause and correlation.
- The development of scientific knowledge; Creativity.
- Who is science education for? Education for democracy; The public understanding of science.
- Assessing the quality of data; Multiple interpretations in science; Modelling in science.
- What are the chances that scientific literacy will prevail? Evidence of progress?
- Science for all; Primary science; Secondary science; Post-compulsory science education.
Pedagogical content. Providing an overview of current issues in UK science education, this unit examines what type of science the curriculum should cover and for what purpose. It introduces students to practical problems in the delivery of an effective science curriculum(topic), and particular questions at all three educational tiers - primary, secondary and tertiary - are touched on. The unit can be used to assist curriculum planning(topic) (edit)
|Title||Changes in Science education|
|Topic||[[Topics/Science Education|Science Education]], [[Topics/Science curriculum|Science curriculum]], [[Topics/Curriculum planning|Curriculum planning]]|
|Format / structure|
Web tutorial with six PDF documents; two JPG images and two MP3 audio files
[[Resources/Teacher Education|Teacher Education]]
|Age of students / grade|
Part of the Open University's Teach and Learn series, adapted from their course Contemporary issues in science learning (SEH806)
|Files and resources to view and download|