Transforming the World through Effective Teaching of Science Education in Basic Schools

Dr Grace O. Edu & Akpo Francis Akpo

Abstract

In pursuing universal development and sustainable advancement, the role of science education in basic schools seems to be a transformative force. The paper explores the essential role of science education in shaping the global future.  By nurturing a generation of scientifically literate and socially conscious individuals, the way is paved for a sustainable future marked with progress. By imparting basic scientific knowledge to pupils at the foundational level of education, the footing for well-versed, state-of-the-art, and responsible global citizens is laid.  This paper highlights ways to build a strong foundation for science education for positive change and prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century; the role of teachers as facilitators of knowledge; and the need for continuous professional development to keep pace with evolving pedagogical approaches and scientific advancement; as well as challenges inherent in science education, and measures for ameliorating the challenges.

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