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Common Framework of Reference for the Natural Sciences (Minimum Standards)

Education in natural sciences is, just like music, literature etc., part of general education: cultural assets of humanity!

Author: Jürgen Langlet

Topic:  STEM

Tags  Sharing Inspiration 2019

State of Facts

  • Education in natural sciences is, just like music, literature etc., part of general education: cultural assets of humanity!
  • Knowledge in natural sciences is more urgent than ever (climate change, molecular genetics)
  • However, knowlegde and competences in natural sciences do only exist rudimentary
  • High numbers of students on the lowest level of natural sciences.
  • Swing from science: primary school high interest in natural sciences, from 7th grade strongly decreasing, students interested in natural sciences are outcasts.
  • Cognitive overload (based on a too early abstraction) leads to resignation with the students.
  • For more than 30 years, attempts to increase interest and competences (e.g. Nuffield, PSSC, natural sciences in context) showed little effect.
  • Demand for transformative education (understanding, evaluation of natural scences) is not fulfilled.

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