1. Develop Scientific Literacy
A scientifically literate person is willing to engage in reasoned discourse about science and technology, which requires competencies to:
- Explain phenomena scientifically – recognize, offer and evaluate explanations for a range of natural and technological phenomena.
- Evaluate and design scientific inquiry – describe and appraise scientific investigations and propose ways of addressing questions scientifically.
- Interpret data and evidence scientifically – analyze and evaluate data, claims and arguments in a variety of representations and draw appropriate scientific conclusions.
2. Develop Skills and Attitudes
Willingness to recognize and use evidence in making decisions as informed citizens
3. Making links with the World Around Us
A conscious goal especially at the primary level, by giving attention to linking together ideas from a range of experiences of real phenomena, problems and events both within the classroom and outside it.
4. Learning How to Learn
Future citizens need to be able to adapt to change as a constant feature of their lives. The consequences for education are that schools must prepare pupils to organize and regulate their own learning, to learn independently and in groups, and to overcome difficulties in the learning process.
This minor is offered by International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEps).