Lebanese Science Curriculum objectives

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Lebanese Science Curriculum objectives

  1. 1. The Objectives of the Lebanese Science Curriculum By: Jinan Karameh
  2. 2. Definition of an Objective A learning objective is an outcome statement that captures specifically what knowledge, skills, attitudes learners should be able to exhibit following instruction.(e.g., “After this session, you should be able to…”).
  3. 3. Difference between aim and objective Aims are general statements concerning the overall goals, ends or intentions of teaching. Objectives are the individual stages that learners must achieve on the way in order to reach these goals. • Aims are general, objectives are specific. • There are more objectives than aims. • Aims are like strategy, objectives are like tactics.
  4. 4. Introduction to Science Objectives The perspectives behind the objectives of the lebanese science curriculum: • Rapid expansion of science and technology • Presenting concepts in a global approach relative to daily life. • Adoption of pedagogical innovation favoring the scientific method. • Establishing relationship between objectives and evaluation. • Creating a life long learner.
  5. 5. A time to ponder What are these perspectives missing based on the role of education?
  6. 6. General Objectives (aims) Of the Science Curriculum • Develop the learners' intellectual and practical scientific skills. • Deepen the learner’s awareness in the ability of humans to understand, invent, and create. • Understand the nature of science and technology, their development across history, and their impact on human thought.
  7. 7. General Objectives (aims) Of the Science Curriculum • Insure that learners have acquired the facts, concepts, and principles necessary to understand natural phenomena. • Motivate students to apply basic scientific principles in all sciences. • Explain the scientific concepts and principles behind commonly used machines and devices
  8. 8. General Objectives (aims) Of the Science Curriculum • Acquire knowledge about health, environment, and safety practices and behave accordingly. • Realize that some natural resources can be depleted and make the learner aware of the role of science in sustaining these resources. • Encourage learners to use scientific knowledge and skills in novel situations especially in everyday life.
  9. 9. General Objectives (aims) Of the Science Curriculum • Emphasize the role of scientists in the advancement of human kind. • Encourage learners to be open to the ideas of scientists from different cultures and to their contributions in the advancement of science. • Encourage learners to abide by such scientific values as honesty and objectivity.
  10. 10. General Objectives (aims) Of the Science Curriculum • Develop the learners’ scientific curiosity and orientation toward scientific research. • Encourage learners to work independently and cooperatively in solving scientific problems. • Make the learners aware of career possibilities in different science related areas.
  11. 11. Classification of Aims How do you think each of these objectives are implemented in teaching science at the level of books, teachers, technologies, and evaluation?
  12. 12. Secondary Biology Objectives in Humaniteies and SE • Acquire the scientific terminology and knowledge necessary for everyday life. • Perceive the current scientific information used in the media. • Understand the interaction of science, technology, and society. • Make responsible decisions related to health and environmental problems of every day life. • Develop sensibilities towards bioethical, economic and social problems.
  13. 13. Secondary Biology Objectives in Humaniteies and SE • Understand the scope of contributions of science and scientists to the intellectual development of mankind. • Conduct scientific processes and acquire scientific attitudes for attaining better autonomy.
  14. 14. Secondary Biology Objectives in LS • Permit students, through learning key- concepts, to discover:: 1. the importance of solar energy as an imperative requirement for the maintenance of life 2. the living world, its unity, diversity, and evolution 3. the organization of the biosphere in correlated systems.
  15. 15. Secondary Biology Objectives in LS • Permit students to acquire and practice the scientific processes of problem solving. • Contribute to the development of scientific observation and analysis as well as scientific precision, critical thinking, and argumentation. • Encourage students to appreciate the importance of models and accept uncertainties in the explainations above and interpretation of observed phenomena. • Develop a scientific attitude in students
  16. 16. Secondary Biology Objectives in LS • Promote scientific literacy based on a global and coherent view of life in students. • Orients the students to take decisions for their future education and career. • Develop individual responsibility in students with regard to health, environment, technology, and protection of natural resources • Develop the students’ sensibilities about bioethical issues. • Develop skills and knowledge in students that help them make informed decisions.
  17. 17. Secondary Biology Objectives Analysis 1. How are these objectives parallel with those of perspectives and general objectives? 2. Do these objectives cope with the global science and technical development?
  18. 18. Secondary Biology Objectives Analysis 3. How do you think that these objectives make the students understand the nature of science? 4. How can you evaluate these objectives according to emphasis on scientific knowledge, problem solving, interaction os science, technology and society, and nature of science?
  19. 19. Research Finding Results show that the Lebanese curriculum emphasizes the knowledge of science, the investigative nature of science, and the interactions of science technology and society, but neglects 'science as a way of knowing'. While 'science as a way of knowing' appears clearly in the general objectives of science education, the more detailed the curriculum becomes, the less evident is the emphasis on this aspect of scientific literacy.
  20. 20. Thank You Any Question?

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