Although the composite sense of scientific literacy has been widely recognize, science education researcher have essentially not measured the concepts in a composite manner. Measure of individual dimensions such as nature of science, attitude towards science and science content knowledge were thus also used and referred to as measures of scientific literacy (Laugksch, R.C., 1999). The dimension of scientific literacy regarding science content knowledge has been of particularly keen interest to science educator as the assessment of students’ conception of various important concepts in science is vital to much of teaching and learning in the science. A number of instrument have been develop to investigate particular aspects of students’ understanding of the nature science. The nature of science is associated with Miller’s third dimension of scientific literacy which is closely allied to science technology society (STS) movement which emphasize a holistic, problem solving approach to science teaching and attempt to deal with current social issues impacting on society (Laugksch, R.C.,
This is indeed a very effective way of teaching as it basically saves time, paper and many more. However, there are people who do not consider it studying if they do not carry many heavy books. According to Jensen et al., (2002), they believed that the performance of the students can be improved progressively if the usage of technology is permitted in the classes. Conversely, a study pointed out that most of the student technophobes are those who are impressively interested in the three science subjects; chemistry, physics and biology (p. 362). Despite the fact that most of the schools and universities use technology in almost every aspect, there are some students who dislike technology as they consider themselves computer illiterates (p. 362).
In other words, they often used the type of assessment that mainly focuses on the ability of the students to arrive or produce or demonstrate their own learning. They rarely used the assessment tools that focus on the product their students were able to come up with. There are many reasons why teachers are reluctant to use formative assessment in their classroom. Time shortage and large class size are one of the main reasons that teachers mentioned in their interview. Moreover, teachers decided their assessment types basing on its convenience for management.
Communication is essential for scientific practice. As several specialized sources have stated, the fact that the number of articles and publications have been used for a long time as an indicator of scientific growth, have established scientific production as a validation measure for research processess and activities. Scientists not only communicate their results to the scientific community by publishing articles, preprints, giving lectures or making presentations in scientific conferences and meetings. Furthermore, they also rely on the previously existing knowledge, i.e., previously published works, in order to carry out their researches, to formulate proposals and research methodologies, among others. Moreover, exchange of information, perspectives
Based on experience and research the lack of materials and equipment’s to teach science is one of the major problems of teaching especially in the primary schools. It is very important to render original/quality firsthand experience to the pupils because it makes the work easier for them to understand and develop and liking for science. Because presently most pupils develop a mind block for science most of them were introduce to science using a boring method and as result they developed a negative mind towards science. The lack of proper teaching facility for the teaching of science is another problem in teaching science. A teacher of science would not be able to always function in a regular classroom or a cram classroom because it is difficult to teach children science, because when it is time to experiment without them not knowing what it feels like to work in or experience what a laboratory is like the teacher and the learners will experience some difficulties .
Usually, colleges and universities strive to train their students in specific science and technical skills. This reflects the current thinking that a leader is simply a person with great intellectual gifts and public speaking skills. However, it does not take into consideration the moral and social component of human
Why Is Discrete Mathematics Important? Most middle and high schools prefer an "integrated" curriculum, wherein elements of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry are mixed together over a 3-year or 4-year sequence. However, this approach generally lacks a great deal of emphasis on ‘Discrete Math’, topics such as combinatorics, probability, number theory, set theory, logic, algorithms, and graph theory. Because discrete math does not figure prominently in most states ' middle or high school "high-stakes" progress exams, and because it also does not figure prominently on college-admissions exams, it is often overlooked. However, discrete math has become increasingly important in recent years, for a number of reasons :- Discrete Math Is Essential
Thanks to the advancement in the field of engineering, which has helped us in bringing our dreams to reality. Mechanical Engineering is a very important branch of engineering which requires pragmatic approach, problem solving capacity and in-depth knowledge of the subject. It has a complete hegemony when it comes to day to day practical applications. I fell in love with the course because unlike other courses, in mechanical engineering we can practically experiment all that we have learnt. This very quality of the course has allured me to do my higher education in the field, so that I can research and learn more.
Science is a process that helps in the development of the society. The global change in science curriculum arising from knowledge explosion and new wave in science and technology development demands for qualitative science teaching.Education in science serves three purposes. First, it prepares students to study science at higher levels of education. Second, it
INTRODUCTION Science Education In this technological age, science subdues and even drives societies with its ideas and products and it is very likely that the impact of science and technology on people’s lives will persist to exist and increase in the coming years. Through science, the way people think shifts to a more critical approach. Frequently, science has been recognized to be of great significance because of its connection to technology, which, in a government perspective, is a priority area for economic development (Elkington, 2015). This is possibly the reason why many countries have embedded the very sense of science in their respective educational system so as to let all citizens be enabled of active participation in modern societies.