Situational Analysis In Education

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Situational Analysis Science education is very important to the development of any nation that is why every nation must take it very seriously in all institutions of learning. Many of the developed worlds were able to achieve so much in science and technology because of science education(Kola, 2013). Thesearch for a fuller understanding of the phenomena, which is the continuous process of scientific investigation, is pursued by scientists in every part of the world. Just as science itself is universal, so the quest for improved methods of teaching science is also universal. Although it may have evolved into a more systematic experience over time, education still forms the basis of much thought, communication and interaction. It can be expected…show more content…
In 2006, science was the primary domain for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), supported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Compared to the school curriculum orientation of Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS), PISA provides a perspective that emphasizes the application of knowledge to science and technology‐related life situations. The orientation of PISA includes both knowledge and attitudes as these contribute to students’ competencies that are central to scientific literacy. In addition to students’ knowledge and competencies, the 2006 PISA survey gathered data on students’ interest in science, support for scientific inquiry, and responsibility towards resources and environments.The survey used both a non‐contextualized student questionnaire and contextualized questions. The latter is an innovative approach which embedded attitudinal questions at the conclusion of about two‐thirds of the test units. The results presented in the article make connections between students’ attitudes and interests in science and scientific literacy (Bybee and McCrae,…show more content…
Despite these new curriculum changes and development, the present scenario is still alarming especially those in public schools which lack modules and other teaching-learning materials to be utilized. If this constantly happens, learning is not satisfactorily achieved and the degree of mastery, retention and development of learners’ skills will not be as high as

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