博物館のサテライト化による理科・環境学習 [in Japanese] Science and environmental learning on the basis of a museum satellite program [in Japanese]
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It has been reported that the number of children who hate studying science has increased over the last decade or more. Accourding to the TIMSS2007 survey, a part of score and ranking according to country went up. It was estimared from this that decline in academic achievement stopped in Japan. However, bipolarization is looked at by the interest of science in a choolchid. Moreover, as for the junior high school student, greediness for learning did not necessarily go up. It was already clear from OECD's PISA2006 report that the proportion of responses such as, "I am interested in science and curious about it." and "I feel that science is fun. "among students completing their compulsory education in Japan is at a low level internationally. With this background in mind, the Lake Biwa Museum has advanced a satellite museum program in the schools of Shiga Prefecture, involving the use of actual specimens on site and science studies led by museum curators. As a result, many children developed a curiosity towards science learning and became eager to learn programs voluntarily that were concerned with their own natural surroundings. In addition, the number of children who were interested in the preservation of the natural environment increased along with development of a positive attitude towards such tasks as the cleaning of neighborhood ponds and rivers.
- Memoirs of Faculty of Education, Shiga University 1 Pedagogic science
Memoirs of Faculty of Education, Shiga University 1 Pedagogic science (58), 145-155, 2008