Importance Of Science, Education, Literature, And Education

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Chapter 2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURES AND STUDIES This chapter presents the discussions of related literature and studies pertaining to the concepts being established in this study. Topics discussed in the literature are Science literacy, Constructivism, Activity-Based Learning Approach, Information Processing Approach, elements of IPA and impacts of IPA in student’s performance. The related literatures and research findings are taken from books, websites on the internet, local studies, and theses. Importance of Science Literacy Prakash (2016) in his article, “What is the importance of Science Education as a School Subject?” discusses that Science, as a subject is universal and knows no boundaries. The claims of Science for inclusion…show more content…
In fact, so great is its importance for man and society that the present day people live in an "age of science". No one perhaps needs an explanation at present to include science in the school curriculum, Canon, Wilson, a famous educationist in 1867, in support of inclusion of science as a School subject wrote, "Science teaches what evidence is, what proof is.” English, History, Geography, Classics etc. are taught because they provide a liberal education. The main object of imparting education is to turn out intelligent citizens able to appreciate and enjoy the beauty and wonder of Nature. They should be efficient in all walks of life and should take delight in the wealth of culture of past generations and civilizations. Hence, Science should form an essential part of the curriculum as it is the only subject which affords knowledge of certain facts and laws and helps in achieving the main object of…show more content…
For example, Le Grice, Mabin, and Graham (2012) found that using a constructivist approach to teach remedial mathematics to 8-10 year old students was effective in improving the students’ math scores. Thirty participants were randomly assigned to three instructional groups using three different methods, one of which was a constructivist method for teaching mathematics. All three groups of students improved their scores. However, the students in the constructivist group had larger improvements. The remaining groups showed improvements but, at the one year follow up, the improvements were not maintained. On the other hand, retention scores were significantly higher for the constructivist group. This study demonstrates that constructivist approaches can be useful in improving standardized test scores for low achieving math students and the results may have longer lasting benefits than other techniques and

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