Comprehensive Understanding of Secondary Education Science through “Environment” Curriculum in a University
大場, 和彦 ,
蒲原, 新一 ,
繁宮, 悠介 ,
市瀬, 実里中道, 隆広
長崎総合科学大学紀要 = Bulletin of the Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
109 , 2018-01-29 , 長崎総合科学大学附属図書館運営委員会
Methodologies of science education have changed with the changing times. Although information-oriented society tends to make students away from science, the scientific knowledge and thinking method equipped in secondary education are useful in following daily life and career. We examined whether the curriculum of the Life Environment Engineering Course in Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science can cover many contents of science in secondary education and whether the curriculum is beneficial for teacher training. Our curriculum consists of five disciplines: agricultural meteorology, environmental analytical chemistry, energy conservation technology, biotechnology, and ecology. Their integrated education enables students to learn many contents of high-school science and also interaction among four subjects: physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. Science teachers trained in this curriculum however would have difficulty when teaching existing disciplinary science, but they would exert their conception of nature in the secondary educational subject “the period of integrated study” where interdisciplinary and inquiry learning are encouraged.