The Future Of Science Education (Science Storms)

AAAS programs conduct educational research and development, provide resources for the classroom and other science learning settings and offer professional development for teachers. In September 2006 a new science program of study known as 21st Century Science was introduced as a GCSE option in UK schools, designed to “give all 14 to 16 year old’s a worthwhile and inspiring experience of science”. 33 In November 2013, Ofsted’s survey of science 34 in schools revealed that practical science teaching was not considered important enough. 35 At the majority of English schools, students have the opportunity to study a separate science program as part of their GCSEs, which results in them taking 6 papers at the end of Year 11; this usually fills one of their option ‘blocks’ and requires more science lessons than those who choose not to partake in separate science or are not invited. Other students who choose not to follow the compulsory additional science course, which results in them taking 4 papers resulting in 2 GCSEs, opposed to the 3 GCSEs given by taking separate science.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science) and Bachelor of Science combined course includes significant professional experience placements in schools. The placements begin in the third year of the course and the amount of responsibility and duration of the placements progressively increases until the final placement, in which students are competent to teach under minimal supervision.

The IISERs represent a unique initiative in India where teaching and education are totally integrated with state-of-the-art research nurturing both curiosity and creativity in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. Each IISER is an autonomous institution awarding its own Masters and Doctoral degrees. See the IISER System website for more details on all IISERs.

Governmental guidelines and tests often focus on middle and high school-level STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Yet, many educators believe science education should begin much earlier. Not only does science education teach young learners problem-solving skills that will help them throughout their schooling, it also engages them in science from the start.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Web Site. Top of the page. This e-journal contributes to the development of both theory and practice in the fields specified above. The journal accepts full research papers and short communications as well as review studies that contribute to delivering of scientific findings. Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI.