The Implementation Of The 21st Century

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The implementation of the 21st century skills requires the development of the core academic subject its knowledge and understanding among all students. In the K-12 curriculum the development of scientifically, technologically, and environmentally literate and productive members of society who are critical problem solvers, responsible stewards of nature, innovative and creative citizens, informed decision makers and effective communicators is the Science curriculum goal. To carry out this goal, the teaching of science has to be done using inquiry based approach or inquiry based learning as the main teaching and learning strategy.
Inquiry based learning or IBL has long been used as a teaching strategy in science, however, this strategy has been either misunderstood or misused by the implementers. First of all, it is often thought of that all laboratory activities and experiments are inquiry based. McComas (1997) defined science pedagogical strategies in an attempt to provide a new foundation for laboratory learning. He made distinctions in the terms; activity (exercise), cookbook activity, deductive laboratory, discovery, discretion, experiment, hands-on, inductive laboratory, laboratory, practical work, openness, simulation and verification activity. These terms do not only provide a basis for discussion among science teachers but as an analytical tool to determine the usefulness and appropriateness of the laboratory activity.
Classifications of laboratory activities have…
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