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Educational Alternatives, Volume 12, 2014

THE STUDENTS' ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENCE SUBJECTS STUDIED IN SCHOOL
Yordanka P. Stefanova
Pages: 685-697
Published: 4 Sep 2014
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Abstract: Our time is characterized by increasingly significance of science in daily needs of people and the necessity of sufficient knowledge to understand the processes and phenomena in the surrounding reality. At the same time people express their proven opinion, that the interest of young people in science tuition decrease. This article presents the results of a survey of students attitude towards science classes at school. Research in several areas: a) interest in learning science; b) knowledge of the character of natural knowledge; c) the applicability of natural knowledge; d) understanding of the cognitive processes inherent in natural scientific knowledge; e) the ratio of students to scientists engaged in science. For all who work in the field of natural scientific education in Bulgaria, but also for those who have interest in education in our country, it would be useful to know the students view on science classes at school. We regard that this would help compilers of school programs and teachers to develop educational strategies aimed to increase the student’s interests in sciences. Anonymous survey reveals that students believe their education in school doesn’t contribute significantly to acquaintance them with the character of natural knowledge. Curriculum content in these disciplines do not assist them in making decisions about current life problems.
Keywords: science education, scientific literacy, attitude
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