ERIC Number: ED464809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
The Innovative Science Curriculum.
This position paper is written to outline recommendations for a quality science curriculum for schools. Among the recommendations made are that the science curriculum needs to stress excellence; that inquiry approaches are important in helping students to become curious learners who identify problems; that observing natural phenomena in the environment should be the starting point for scientific inquiry; and that emphasis should be placed on the formulation of hypotheses. Sections of the paper deal with recommendations for types of resources that could be used, criticism of state mandated testing, and how to harmonize testing with portfolios. (MM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A