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ERIC Number: EJ1134188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Identifying Estonian Stakeholder Views as the Bases for Designing Science Teachers' In-Service Course Which Support Promotion of Competence Based Curriculum Goals
Laius, A.; Post, A.; Rannikmäe, M.
Science Education International, v26 n1 p62-71 2015
This study solicits views about the goals of science education from a range of stakeholders within the science education community and society. It also compares students' needs, expressed through stakeholder expectations, with the current learning situation of gymnasium graduates. The study uses a Delphi method to solicit views with 111 participants in the 1st round, 103 participants in a 2nd round and 84 participants in a 3rd, consolidating round. The results revealed significant gaps between the expectations of all investigated groups and the actual realisation of levels of obtained competences by students at secondary school leading to five crucial competence areas needed for future employees: personal attributes, academic skills, creativity, communication skills and scientific knowledge.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Education, Delphi Technique, Inservice Teacher Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Implementation, Science Curriculum, Secondary School Students, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers, Scientists, Secondary School Science, Employers, Citizenship Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia