Chapter II Review of Related Literature Science is an important part of the basic foundation for the education of school children. Science lesson gives students to develop their creativity. It helps them to understand the environment and this will result to their better creative power. It is necessary for science students to explore their environment and discover something new to them. Science is an important part of the basic foundation for the education of school children.
This will motivate not only that child but also other children in the class to take part more in classroom activity thus, it will help them to improve and perform better in class. Another way of motivating children to love science is to bring science to life where the teacher takes the children on a field trip so that they can not only hear about some of the science topic but they can also see or even touch. Doing this will help to explore and develop a love for science. Teachers can also have the children doing experiment in class which will also excite them and help them to love science since it is fun. Children can also be motivated through school science fair where they are given an opportunity to participate in it.
As mentioned, students will face issues such as global warming, energy policy and personal decisions such as personal medical care, because of this will need to be able to think c... ... middle of paper ... ...e connections to previous learning and the student’s personal life and interests and excite students by going deeper by explaining why the concepts have value (Crowley). Exemplary teachers understand this and their lessons are characterized by contextualized science, so that school science occasionally addresses the same issues as science in the media (Wilson). Through the facilitation of an Exemplary teacher, Science and Biology classes can become enjoyable engaging, applicable experiences for students. This happens when teachers enthusiastically promote critical thinking through inquiry learning, utilize hands on learning through lab experiences and the learning is made relevant and the students see how it has real life impact. While knowing is the first step- the challenge comes in doing, in the day to day application of Exemplary science teaching methods.
Students of today know what this is and how it works because of the fact that science is still being taught in schools. In addition to being taught about electricity, children are taught the scientific method which “not only makes science more accessible and engaging to all humans but also reflects more clearly and openly how science actually proceeds” (Paul Grobstein). In the scientific method, students are asked to use deductive reasoning to come up with a hypothesis. Deductive reasoning is also a tool that we use in everyday life. Deductive logic can also help students on a multiple choice test in any class.
Science is all around us and affects everyone, everyday. We all start learning science from an early age, whether it be kindergarten or the first grade. While some people may be better than others at studying the subject it is very important to keep studying and grow an understanding for science no matter what our feelings or opinions may be. However, when one is becoming a teacher, they must have a firm grasp on the subject in order for their students to become successful. Science is a vital subject to understand in order to fully the universe around us.
My teaching philosophy involves enlightening students about the subjects in the simplest possible manner so that they can understand it easily, stimulate them to develop critical thinking and encourage them to advance their career. With continuous research and scientific discoveries, the teaching material has to be up-do-date with current findings. My teaching philosophy also involves preparation of such research-based, the most recent teaching material for students. During the first two years of BSc, there will be several students who are still in the process of figuring out if they want to pursue their major degree in Science or some other disciplines. Quality of teaching and delivering the subject is therefore one of the most important factors that will help students to decide.
To effectively stimulate this growth, I feel it is important to have prepared environments, free public education, student centered classrooms, 21st century skills, and hands-on activities. First, a prepared, intellectual environment is a priority in my teaching pedagogy. The idea of a prepared environment was first gathered from Maria Montessori. She cultivated the concept of a classroom that was designed to support learning and exploration in students. When I design my future classroom, I want to enrich the students in all things science.
Behaviorism asserts that reality can only be defined by what a person can scientifically measure and observe. Also with behaviorism I will use behavior modification and reward students with positive reinforcement for doing good work. Using not only nods, smiles and positive words I will use other methods to reward students. I plan to encourage students to design their own science lab experiments that relate to the material being studied at the time. A science lab experiment that is designed by a student that is appropriate and able to fit into the class time will be performed by the wh... ... middle of paper ... ...to teach as a college professor, but I will be happy in any teaching job that I can find within my area.
In order to experiment, teachers have to provide students with manipulatives or materials to use to complete the experiment. A survey was completed by forty-eight elementary schools on the topic of using smart boards and hands-on experiences or materials in the science classroom. The survey was conducted in order to collect information needed to improve the science program. The research questions in the survey included, “Do elementary teachers feel prepared to teach science? Do elementary teachers feel prepared to use SMART Boards technologies to teach science?
Introduction Student achievement in science at the research location is in need of improvement. In order to address the needs of the students and ensure they are retaining the information they are taught, research has been conducted on proven methods of science instruction. Review of the Literature How well a person understands science affects their lives, both personal and civic. A basic understanding of science gives people information to inform their decisions about their health, reproduction, their understanding of the news and world events, how they vote and how they interact with their environment. Elementary and middle schools in the United States are so focused on students learning to read and do math that they are not preparing students for the social and environmental challenges to come (Boggs, 2013).