Science | Environment | Health: Towards a Renewed Pedagogy by Albert Zeyer, Regula Kyburz-Graber

By Albert Zeyer, Regula Kyburz-Graber

Health and the surroundings are very important studying components in technological know-how schooling and their value is becoming. not just have they got excessive social relevance, yet also they are with regards to scholars’ pursuits and desires. they supply many possibilities to free up technology with questions which are for my part suitable to girls and boys and that motivate them to interact in technology.
This booklet incorporates a choice of papers from popular pros in technological know-how, overall healthiness and environmental schooling, who contemplate technological know-how schooling, each one from their particular perspective. The center proposal is to provide well-founded views on how technology schooling could benefit from demanding situations stemming from either future health and environmental schooling.
Specific purposes are mentioned as to why those components are fairly legitimized to problem technology schooling, and their power effect on a revision of technological know-how schooling is evaluated.
A new pedagogy for science¦environment¦health that yields attention-grabbing and proper technology schooling for college kids and academics, and addresses the grand demanding situations of this century: what an enticing and worthwhile undertaking! The e-book will encourage academics, instructor educators and technological know-how schooling researchers to participate during this on-going project.

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Students will discuss which products best meet criteria such as environmentally adequate production and transport, and individual health. (2) The second argument, “awakening interest for science,” would probably start from questions about good and healthy food and how science can provide answers to those questions, followed by introductions into organic food production and analysis of food components. (3) Referring to the “promoting scientific literacy through environment and health” topic, a teacher would use the “food and nutrition” topic to teach basic scientific topics, such as food chain, cycle of materials, enzymes, or others.

Socio-scientific Views on Environment and Health as Challenges… 5 45 Concluding Reflections on Possible Pedagogical Implications on Science Teaching Environmental and health education do not only challenge science teaching aspects by focusing on socio-scientific issues but also challenge means of teaching, shifting from a transmitting school science pedagogy approach to a scientific inquiry pedagogy, questioning scientific research conditions, and reflections on scientific findings. Such approaches will put less emphasis on: – Fixed sets of concepts that are detached from contexts but more emphasis on inquiries in authentic life situations with multiple perspectives – Fully predefined learning arrangements but more emphasis on openness to what students really want to find by themselves – Quantity in science curriculum but more in-depth investigations and reflections on ontological and epistemological questions A shift in established ways of teaching and learning requires more than revising the existing curriculum.

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