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Science Education

 

 

 

Position

Science is the study of phenomena and events around us through systematic observation and experimentation. Science education cultivates students' curiosity about the world and enhances scientific thinking. Through the enquiry process, students will develop scientific knowledge and skills to help them evaluate the impacts of scientific and technological development. This will prepare students to participate in public discourse in science-related issues and enable them to become life-long learners in science and technology.

 

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The emphasis of science education is to enhance students' scientific thinking through progressive learning activities that involve planning, measuring, observing, analyzing data, designing and evaluation procedures, and examining evidence. Learning science will enable our students to lead a fulfilling and responsible life by encouraging them to learn independently, deal with new situations, reason critically, think creatively, make wise decisions and solve problems.

Through science activities, students should develop an interest in science and thus they will be motivated to become active learners in science. Students should also develop an understanding of science, technology and society (STS). They should be able to make informed decisions based on evidence.

Students with high ability or a strong interest in science need more challenging learning programmes. These programmes should stretch the students' science capabilities and offer opportunities for students to develop their potential to the full.

 

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Last revision date: 22 April 2014
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