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Styles of Science Teaching & Learning to promote scientific & techonological literacy. ©UNESCO 1999
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Styles of Science Teaching & Learning to promote scientific & techonological literacy

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This teacher training videotape draws on examples of science lessons in primary and secondary schools in developed and developing countries. It illsutrates teacher-centred and student-centred approaches which can play a part in helping students relate the curriculum to the real world - both the natural and technological environments in which they live.

- Introduction: environment, population and techonology (2 min)
- South America: field studies of natural environment, seashore and harbours (5 min)
- South Asia: field studies of water, waste and ecology; biology, chemistry and physics demonstrations and group investigations (11 min.)
- Central Africa: trying out games and simulation activities. A primary adventure walk in a nature reserve. Problem solving by individual design and tests. Group discussions on drug and alcohol abuse (9 min)
-Western Europe: primary class investigates rubber bands, bubble size and comments on project work (5 min)

on this subject: Science & Technology Education: Philosophy of Project 2000+

Place/Country: Worldwide
Type: Educational
Credits: ICase, producer ; UNESCO Project 2000+, producer. Patrick A. Whittle, producer.
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