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ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS: SCIENCE

ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS:  SCIENCE

The Science Curriculum of the Ministry of Education, Trinidad and Tobago is driven by creative energies and a spirit of enquiry. Using problem-based approaches, students construct their understanding of science by taking an active role in learning and applying them to real world situations.

Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills in students:

  1. Planning and designing- Identifying the problem, hypothesising, selecting a workable method, and evaluating products or solutions.
  1. Conducting experiments- Observing, measuring, and classifying.
  1. Communicating- Presenting findings, interpreting data, making inferences and drawing conclusions.

    Suggested Teaching and Learning outcomes through student engagement include the following:

  • Informed decision-making
  • Development of creative solutions
  • Exploration of innovative alternatives
  • Evidence gathering to inform next steps
  • Analysis of information and communication of outcomes
  • Development of novel and /or feasible strategies, tools and products.

Students will also develop appropriate personal qualities and attitudes for successfully negotiating a variety of situations in our dynamic and technological driven society.


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