TRENDS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

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Course Code: 
STM 3101
Course Credit Units: 
2
Semester: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course builds on the concepts discussed in the first year foundation courses i.e. Foundations of curriculum studies and Curriculum design, development and implementation. During the course, the trends in science curriculum changes from colonial time to today will be traced and the status of science education in Uganda discussed in detail.  The course also looks at the policies and contemporary issues in relation to science education in Uganda. 

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, a student should be able to:

  • Trace changes in the secondary school science curriculum from the colonial period to the present
  • Analyze the impact different policies on science education in Uganda
  • Integrate  Indigenous science and technological knowledge (ITK)  into the science curriculum
  • Describe the relationship between science, technology and society
  • Explain why there are fewer female students opting for science/technology related careers
  • Articulate the problems of teaching secondary school science and suggest feasible solutions
TRENDS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
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