NATURAL SCIENCE EDUCATION IN LITHUANIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL: SOME RELEVANT ISSUESJournal: Journal of Baltic Science Education (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2003-03-20
Authors : Vincentas Lamanauskas;
Page : 44-55
Keywords : science education; secondary school; integral teaching;
The natural science education is one of the most important areas of general education which includes education of all children` ages. Trying to satisfy requirements of the society and all learners it is necessary to modernize the preparation of natural science teachers. Natural sciences are of great importance in helping students to form conception of world based on the knowledge of modern nature research, emphasizing the character of link between nature and society, as well as between nature and culture. Natural sciences education can be characterised by a variety of content provisions, forms and methods of teaching/learning, and practical activities. All these are expected to make the process more effective to widen intellectual knowledge and skills of students, to provide conditions for students activities, to develop students reasoning skills, to influence their aesthetical outlooks etc. The aim of the article is to discuss some relevant questions on natural science education in Lithuanian comprehensive school which are of a philosophical – pedagogical character and observes the issues of teachers' natural science literacy and integral education (teaching).
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