Science Education for the Twenty First Century
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King's College London, London, UK
Publish date: 2007-10-23
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2007;3(3):173–184
This paper argues that the dominant form of science education that is common across the world rests on a set of values that have no merit. Moreover, such practice has a negative impact on students’ attitudes to science. It makes the case that the primary goal of any science education should be to develop scientific literacy and explores what that might consist of and why such an education is necessary in contemporary society. It concludes by examining some of the challenges that such a change might require.