ERIC Number: EJ1075010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
A Competence-Based Science Learning Framework Illustrated through the Study of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
Oyao, Sheila G.; Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmäe, Miia; Pagunsan, Marmon M.
International Journal of Science Education, v37 n14 p2237-2263 2015
This article proposes a competence-based learning framework for science teaching, applied to the study of "big ideas", in this case to the study of natural hazards and disaster risk reduction (NH&DRR). The framework focuses on new visions of competence, placing emphasis on nurturing connectedness and behavioral actions toward resilience and sustainability. The framework draws together competences familiarly expressed as cognitive knowledge and skills, plus dispositions and adds connectedness and action-related behaviors, and applies this by means of a progression shift associated with NH&DRR from abilities to capabilities. The target is enhanced scientific literacy approached through an education through science focus, amplified through the study of a big idea, promotion of sustained resilience in the face of disaster and the taking of responsibilities for behavioral actions. The framework is applied to a learning progression for each interrelated education dimension, thus serving as a guide for both the development of abilities and as a platform for stimulating student capabilities within instruction and assessment.
Descriptors: Science Education, Hazardous Materials, Risk, Guidelines, Scientific Literacy, Competency Based Education, Teaching Methods, Resilience (Psychology), Sustainability, Student Evaluation, Natural Disasters
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