Designing Educational Models for Learning Science
Embracing the Realities of the World in the 21st Century
Designing new educational initiatives for the science classroom intends to strategically place rigor, relationships and relevance into the science curriculum emphasizing the integration of three important aspects in human development. This new model of science education reflects a three-tier approach to learning in both primary and secondary grade levels.
The first approach is the conduction of long-term research projects, in the science classroom, geared toward mitigating climate change and championing a belief in the pursuit of a sustainable lifestyle. This mindset is reflected in students’ commitment to the consumption of renewable materials for new products produced and consumed within our society, to the hydroponic growth of organic foods for large urban populations and finally for a commitment to energy efficiencies as part of the lifestyles we exhibit each and every day.
The second is the acknowledgement of providing equity in educational opportunities for female students and disenfranchised minorities groups, world-wide, signifying a commitment to increased human capacity to prosper and learn along with the economic development associated with investments in human capital and in human lives.The final aspect of this new model for learning science is the commitment to researching and avocation for carbon-free sources of energy. The reduction in the carbon foot print, across the board, embracing all human activities on the planet is the cornerstone of this project-based science model for learning. This aspect brings into focus the relevance of all of these above mentioned activities, concepts and efforts within 21st century models of