Problem of Waning Interest

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Sally Birdsall s.bitdsall@auckland.ac.nz

For Scientific Literacy make the unit:

  1. Issue based 
  2. Relevant based 
  3. Hands-on activities 
  4. Using prior knowledge to take action 

Integrated across learning areas (cross curricular) social history again seems to be a big pull for both the teacher and the student. Look at decisions that were made in the past and how they may have affected the present. This then allowed them to conceptualize a future that was based on the decisions they make today. Planned actions based on unit of work have to be carried out.

The focus of learning (both)
* cognitive
* values

Further reading
Hodson ‘Looking to the future: building a curriculum for social activism

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