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PLANTS AND THEIR SEASONAL CHANGES: TEACHING BIOLOGY IN PRIMARY SCHOOL USING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Yıl 2020, Cilt 6, Sayı 17, 228 - 237, 14.09.2020
https://doi.org/10.18768/ijaedu.789427

Öz

With a view to the active learning, that makes the students protagonist, responsible and aware of the learning process, the present study presents an experimental work designed to demonstrate the usefulness and the validity of the scientific method as the basic element of the teaching of Life Sciences. Scientific training adopts an inductive approach to knowledge that allows us to observe, imagine, discover, verify, generalize, providing the tools needed to understand the reality. This research focused on the study of seasonality in the first class of a Primary School in Treviso (Italy), using a teaching approach based on direct field exploration and planning activities in which the sensory perceptual aspect is only the starting point. Those activities were based on both the observational comparative method (characteristic of Evolutionary Biology), and the experimental method (a feature of Functional Biology). Prior to the experimental out a preliminary investigation work was carried, involving the teachers of Natural Sciences and Experimental of some Italian Primary Schools. This survey allowed to paint a partial picture of how it the teaching of the Biology is performed, with particular reference to the seasonality, which was the starting point to develop and test a didactic approach of adequate originality. The addressed topics were divided in four stages corresponding to the seasons, and covered aspects of plant morphology (leafs, vascular tissues, flowers, fruits), plant physiology (the color changes of the leafs, leaf abscission, plant nutrition, fruit development) and the concept of biodiversity. The obtained results showed that, using the scientific method and laboratory tools such as the stereoscope and the optical microscope, conceptualizations planned for second cycle of the Primary School can be met with success in the first class, helping to reach the programmed goals optimally and often excellently, facilitating the achievement of competences such as the use of a correct scientific nomenclature. With this approach, the young students were motivated, stimulated, intrigued, and this potentially provides a meaningful, authentic and transferable Lifelong Learning and the development of a scientific culture together with an early interest in the Sciences.

Kaynakça

  • Zandonella Necca, I., Tamino, G. & Santovito, G. (2014) Sustainable food: an educational proposal, for key stage 3 in secondary schools, based on the assessment for learning method. In: EDULEARN14 Proceedings, IATED, Valencia, pp 7348-7356.

Yıl 2020, Cilt 6, Sayı 17, 228 - 237, 14.09.2020
https://doi.org/10.18768/ijaedu.789427

Öz

Kaynakça

  • Zandonella Necca, I., Tamino, G. & Santovito, G. (2014) Sustainable food: an educational proposal, for key stage 3 in secondary schools, based on the assessment for learning method. In: EDULEARN14 Proceedings, IATED, Valencia, pp 7348-7356.

Ayrıntılar

Birincil Dil İngilizce
Konular Eğitim, Eğitim Araştırmaları
Bölüm Makaleler
Yazarlar

Alessandra GAİOTTO Bu kişi benim
University of Padova
Italy


Paola BİSACCİA Bu kişi benim
University of Padova
Italy


Marco BONATO Bu kişi benim
University of Padova
Italy


Paola IRATO Bu kişi benim
University of Padova
Italy


Francesca CORRÀ Bu kişi benim
University of Padova
Italy


Gianfranco SANTOVİTO Bu kişi benim (Sorumlu Yazar)
University of Padova
Italy

Yayımlanma Tarihi 14 Eylül 2020
Başvuru Tarihi 23 Haziran 2020
Kabul Tarihi 4 Ağustos 2020
Yayınlandığı Sayı Yıl 2020, Cilt 6, Sayı 17

Kaynak Göster

EndNote %0 International E-Journal of Advances in Education PLANTS AND THEIR SEASONAL CHANGES: TEACHING BIOLOGY IN PRIMARY SCHOOL USING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD %A Alessandra Gaiotto , Paola Bisaccia , Marco Bonato , Paola Irato , Francesca Corrà , Gianfranco Santovito %T PLANTS AND THEIR SEASONAL CHANGES: TEACHING BIOLOGY IN PRIMARY SCHOOL USING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD %D 2020 %J IJAEDU- International E-Journal of Advances in Education %P 2411-1821-2411-1821 %V 6 %N 17 %R doi: 10.18768/ijaedu.789427 %U 10.18768/ijaedu.789427

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