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Science Program

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science.jpgThe New Brunswick Science curriculum is guided by the vision that all students, regardless of gender or cultural background, will have an opportunity to develop scientific literacy. Scientific literacy is an evolving combination of the science-related attitudes, skills, and knowledge that students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities, that support students in becoming lifelong learners, and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them.
The development of scientific literacy in students is a function of the kinds of tasks they engage in, the discourse in which they participate, and the settings in which these activities occur.
Inquiry-based learning is seeking information by questioning and active exploration. Students should explore concepts before having the concepts explained to them. Students should have extended opportunities to support, challenge, and respond to each others ideas as they negotiate a collective understanding of relevant concepts. Inquiry is not just using hands-on activities. The hands-on investigations should be “minds-on as well. Questioning, observation, experimentation, sense-making, reflection and making connections are part of the process. Higher order thinking should be evident during inquiry based activities.
 
Effective science learning and teaching take place in a variety of situations. Instructional settings and strategies should create an environment that reflects a constructive, active view of the learning process.  Learning occurs through actively constructing one’s own meaning and assimilating new information to develop a new understanding.

 

 

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Darren White

Science - Subject Area Coordinator
Anglophone School District - South
Phone: 506.647.2038