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ERIC Number: ED084088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 343
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Interest-Initiated Teaching of Science at the Junior Secondary Level in Sierra Leone.
Cole, Magnus Jonathan Athanasius
This study was an attempt to analyze some of the problems involved in science teaching at the junior high level in Sierra Leone. Problems specific to introducing an effective science curriculum were analyzed. A problem-solving approach applied to interest-initiated learning was suggested as the means to emphasize problem recognition as an integral part of the process of problem solving. Since the science curriculum at the elementary level in Sierra Leone was already established, the author points out that special attention should be given to reorganize science programs at the secondary level to accommodate graduates from the elementary school. At the junior secondary level, an interest-initiated problem-solving method is anticipated to allow the active, inquisitive and creative adolescent to assert his individuality in classroom work and to relate such activities to his immediate environment. Special units of learning relevant to the child's environment were produced to increase intellectual development and a deeper understanding of science. (Author/EB)
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Identifiers - Location: Africa