Problem Issues of Scientific Education Identification in Ukrainian Pedagogical Science

- Ковальова, О.А. ( (2020) Problem Issues of Scientific Education Identification in Ukrainian Pedagogical Science Педагогічні інновації: ідеї, реалії, перспективи, 2 (25). pp. 144-151. ISSN 2413-4139

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The aim of the study was to reconcile foreign and domestic sources on the science education topic and scientific literacy, to make generalizations about modern trends in pedagogical science. The paper presents the theoretical analysis results of the scientific education categorical apparatus as a new educational paradigm. The «science education» and «specialized education of scientific direction» concepts’ understanding is revealed. The distinctive characteristics and connections between these concepts, as well as with STEM and STEAM education are investigated. The «scientific literacy» and «science literacy» concepts’ definitions and differences are given. The science literacy structural elements are singled out and its types are revealed. The science and scientific education goals’ formulation by domestic and foreign scientists is analyzed, the understanding of the goals is based on D. Roberts’ vision I and vision II, as well as on the improved J. Sjöström & I. Eilks’s III vision. The key approach of scientific education – Inquiry based learning (further IBL) – is defined, its content is exposed. An understanding of the constructivist cognition philosophy principles, which the author considers as the methodological grounds of both IBL and scientific education, is presented. The focus on the IBL perception peculiarities by domestic teachers is as a research practice or open inquiry, in contrast to the Western focus at this approach concentrated on inquiry continuum from structured inquiry to guided and open inquiry. The author’s arguments to consider his IBL translation understanding correct are substantiated, examples of such concept’s interpretation in the modern domestic pedagogical discourse are given, as well as examples of this approach development in the modern foreign pedagogical practice. As a result of the scientific education conceptual field study, an attempt to give a new definition of this new concept in Ukrainian pedagogy and to formulate the goal of scientific education, was made. The multidimensional goal nature is indicated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: scientific education; science education; specialized education of scientific direction; STEMeducation; STEAM-education; scientific literacy; inquiry-based learning; science nature
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of the gifted child > Giftedness Development Projection Department
Depositing User: Артур Борисович Кочарян
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2022 22:04
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2022 22:04


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