Revitalizing Science Curriculum: An STS Approach

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  • Author :Mona Yadav
  • Year of Publication :2007
  • ISBN: :9788180693991
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XIL, 313
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Education

About the Book :

This book attempts to identify and validate the STS (Science, Technology and Society) themes in science education at upper primary stage that suit Indian context. It analyses the contents of the Haryana State Science textbooks of classes VI, VII and VIII in terms of the weightage assigned to various validated STS themes in science education. It further finds out the sub-units in the lessons where there is possibility of imparting STS themes either by modifying the presentation or by evolving a new strategy to transact them. Finally, it makes trial of the modified lessons of class VII in one of the schools in Haryana and evaluates their effectiveness in terms of achievement and understanding of science, technology and society.

About Author :

Mona Yadav is a Lecturer in Education in the Development of Womens Studies, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. She has done her M.Sc. (Chemistry), M.Ed., M.Phil (Education) and Ph.D. (Science Education) with high grade points from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has published many articles in English and Hindi in academic journals of repute. Her areas of interest are science education, girls education and womens development. Her book Effectiveness of Mastery Learning: An Indian Experience is under publication.