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)