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ERIC Number: EJ1069384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Promoting Thinking through Pedagogical Changes in Science Lessons
Chang, Shook Cheong Agnes
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v5 n3 Dec 2004
Students entering the new millennium will encounter challenges not known a decade ago. They must be equipped with skills that enable them to think for themselves, and be self-initiating, self-modifying, and self-directing. They will require skills that cannot be gained by learning content alone. Students must anticipate future challenges and search more consciously for more creative solutions. Thinking critically and creatively--which is necessary for solving problems--requires broad-based knowledge and thinking skills. Science is one discipline which naturally provides the content and opportunities to develop these essential skills. This foreword provides examples of how teachers can present information and provide opportunities for students so that their students are prepared for the challenges they will face in the future. A bibliography is included.
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Language: English
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