Our faculty members are leading physicians and researchers who are passionate teachers, committed to mentoring and guiding students through every step of their training. highly developed and well-tested theories. These theories, in turn, can explain bodies of data and predict outcomes of experiments. They are also tools for further development of the subject. An important component of science is the knowledge of the limitations of current theories, that is, an understanding of those aspects of a theory that are well tested and hence are well established, and of those aspects that are not well tested and hence are provisional and likely to be modified as new empirical evidence is acquired.
The Weizmann Institute of Science places major emphasis on advancing science education in schools and in the public. This agenda is advanced by the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute, leading the way in Israel by cultivating and nourishing a science-literate society. Additionally, the Weizmann Institute and the Davidson Institute train thousands of science and math teachers, run internationally competitive summer science camps and tournaments, and offer a wide array of programming for student and the public including the internationally known Clore Garden of Science.
To quote Albert Einstein, the goal of education is to produce independently thinking and acting individuals.â€ The eventual goal of science education is to produce individuals capable of understanding and evaluating information that is, or purports to be, scientific in nature and of making decisions that incorporate that information appropriately, and, furthermore, to produce a sufficient number and diversity of skilled and motivated future scientists, engineers, and other science-based professionals.
Science education is one of the most important subjects in school due to its relevance to students’ lives and the universally applicable problem-solving and critical thinking skills it uses and develops. These are lifelong skills that allow students to generate ideas, weigh decisions intelligently and even understand the evidence behind public policy-making. Teaching technological literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving through science education gives students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond.
The Government is providing funding to Froebel Australia Limited to extend the reach of the Little Scientists program. Little Scientists helps early learning educators to build their skills and confidence in understanding STEM ideas and concepts, so that they can lead fun and inquiry-based learning activities, using everyday materials with preschool children.