Spôsobilosti na vedeckú prácu žiakov a rozvíjanie prírodovednej gramotnosti v učebnici biológie pre 5. ročník základnej školy.
Author(s): Adriana Mokrá
Science Inquiry Skills of Pupils and Developing Scientific Literacy in Biology Textbook for The Fifth Grade of Elementary School.
Subject(s): School education
Published by: Slovenská pedagogická spoločnosť pri SAV
Keywords: scientific literacy; competence; basic science inquiry skills; integrated science inquiry skills; biology for the fifth grade of elementary school;
Summary/Abstract: Although the OECD PISA study in Slovakia for the first time took place in 2003 and scientific literacy became a major area of concern in OECD PISA study in 2006 (Koršňáková, Kováčová 2007), reports on the achievements of Slovak pupils remained neglected by authorities. To elucidate scientific literacy to professional and lay public and to outline options for improving the performance of Slovak pupils, ŠPÚ and NÚCEM have published national reports and also examples of tasks testing scientific literacy (Koršňáková, 2008). Nowadays, after 10 years, school documents for the first time in history of reformed education in Slovakia have declared scientific literacy as a goal of science education. We therefore focused attention on the potential of biology textbooks for the fifth grade of elementary school to develop students´ science inquiry skills, which is an important part of scientific literacy. We found out that the textbook in terms of scientific literacy properly develops none of the six basic science inquiry skills. The book in some regards develops observation, communication and classification; while measurement, reasoning and predicting are not developed enough. Presented textbook does not have the potential to develop integrated science inquiry skills, which in the fifth grade cover creation of data tables, experimentation, forming conclusions and generalizations.
- Issue Year: 2016
- Issue No: 4
- Page Range: 215-240
- Page Count: 26
- Language: Slovak