The Implementation Of Scientific Approach In Science Education: Challenges And Opportunities

Edi, Rodi (2014) The Implementation Of Scientific Approach In Science Education: Challenges And Opportunities. In: Improving The Quality Of Education To StrengThen Global Competitiveness:A Response to The Current Curriculum. FKIP Unsri , South Sumatera Indonesia, pp. 600-606. ISBN 978-602-70378-0-9

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      PISA has just released its 2012 report which unfortunately still put Indonesia among the countries with the lowest proficiency level in math and science. It was reported that, in science, a quarter of Indonesian students did not reach the bottom level of proficiency, and a further 42% were mired at level 1 (for those who can’t do the maths, that means two out of three kids are unable to draw conclusions based on simple investigations). In other words, no Indonesian managed to score at level 5 in science. The educational system in Indonesia has long been criticized as one of the factors which contribute to the students’ failure. As a response to this phenomenon, the ministry of education has released the curriculum 2013 to be implemented in all schools and in all level of education. One of the characteristics of the 2013 curriculum is the use of scientific approach in teaching all subject matters including in the teaching of science. The use of scientific approach is expected to be able to improve the quality of the teaching and learning activities at school as it provides more opportunities for the students to develop their thinking skills as well as their behavior. Therefore, this paper will discuss the challenges and opportunities of scientific approach in promoting students’ higher level of proficiency, especially in the learning of science

      Item Type: Book Section
      Uncontrolled Keywords: scientific approach, science education, science proficiency level, curriculum 2013
      Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
      Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Chemistry Education
      Depositing User: Rudi Kule
      Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 10:44
      Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 10:44

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