Problems Encountered in Teaching High School Science in the Philippines

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Biggest Challenges In Teaching Science, Part II
Posted on April 8, 2009
Recently I asked a class what they thought their greatest challenges would be in teaching science. They came up with a great list. Here it is:

1. Preparing students for state exams while giving students a positive outlook of science 2. Familiarity with classroom manipulatives. How to choose right/appropiate outside readings and material. 3. Change in mindset when moving to a learner focused teaching method. Changing nature of science based on what is currently known 4. How to create a rubric that can be used to effectively assess students in a timely manner. 5. How to tailor class plans, activities, and scientific language for students of different ages and different skills. 6. Increase pressures on a teachers “teaching” time, including planning and assessment time. How to fit science into 40 minute periods? 7. Lack of institutional commitment to science. Expense, storage and choice of science materials. 8. How to keep students on task in the science classroom. Coming up with activities that will spark imagination and fit the curriculum.

THE NEED FOR SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS [pic] The need for more science apparatus cannot be overemphasized. Apparatus are a must in every science class. It is said that for science to be learned, it must be experienced; there must be adequate apparatus to experiment with. Several studies showed that the lack of standard science equipment in schools is the handicap of science teaching both in the elementary and high school levels. The same is also true for college levels. The lack of science instruments in practically every school in the Philippines may be attributed to our complete dependence on foreign suppliers until very recently, instruments made in Europe, America and Japan, demand very high prices, which the average…...

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