幼い子どもの科学コンピテンスの再評価とその教育適時性に関する一考察(<特集>新世紀型理数科系教育の展望研究)  [in Japanese] Young Children's High Competence in Science and Its Implications for Improving the Japanese Science Curriculum  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to reconsider the science curriculum for children aged 5-10 in Japan on the basis of a comparison of the different scopes and sequencing in the Science Education Standards, textbooks, and projects between Japan and the U.S. In this study, we found that there was no common rationale which specifically justified the grade level objectives in the Science Education Standards in both the U.S. and Japan. Japanese early childhood education has always given priority to integrated learning and attached importance to children's development through collaboration among themselves. However, this early childhood education emphasizes empathy or self-experimentation rather than intellectual learning which tends to be considered the domain of literacy and numeracy, not science. This paper discusses early childhood science education according to Japanese and the U.S. Science Education Standard descriptors and concludes that science education should commence in early childhood education and that a Japanese science curriculum which combines both scientific understanding of activities as well as free-experimentation may be beneficial.

Journal

  • Journal of Science Education in Japan

    Journal of Science Education in Japan 29(2), 99-109, 2005

    Japan Society for Science Education

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Cited by:  5

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110002705992
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00036978
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0386-4553
  • NDL Article ID
    7472254
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZF9(教育--各科教育)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z7-1020
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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