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ERIC Number: ED409170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Pages: 12
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Context Related Curriculum Planning for Science Teaching: A Proposal To Teach Science around the Ozone Problem.
Rioseco, Marilu
This paper reports on the dilution effect of the ozone layer which jeopardizes a section of land in Chile from 53 degrees South latitude to 33 degrees South and the necessity of preparing the population for the possible ecological consequences of an increase in ultraviolet radiation. Scientists in Chile assume part of this task by studying the short and long term effects upon different ecosystems. Education also plays a role in that the problem requires an attitude change in the population. A discussion is provided of the task presented to science educators by the ozone problem, including insight into the role that student motivation plays in science learning. A proposal is made which recommends that instruction not start from the basic content and include at a later time a discussion of applications, but start with a real problem and from there motivate the students to seek explanations in the concepts, laws, scientific processes, and procedures. The experiences described in this paper are based on a three-year pilot program in physics. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile