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THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF TEACHING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE PRE UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS BY FAGIL MANDY (EDUCATION CONSULTANT)

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1 THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF TEACHING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE PRE UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS BY FAGIL MANDY (EDUCATION CONSULTANT) Website:

2 MY BACKGROUND WHAT IS SCIENCE? WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY/ ENGINEERING? SUPPORTING PROGRAMS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: -National Industrial growth, Government policy of making science subjects compulsory up to O level,UPE &USE, PE & Sports in schools, Support for Science based courses at University -SESEMAT -Globalization

3 CHALLENGES FACING THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE: -Some misconceptions/ wrong attitudes : production jobs like brick making are considered for failures, degrees and certificates matter more than production, girls are not meant for Science, science is for whites and very difficult -Schooling without production -Noninvolvement of the Environment in the teaching and learning process. -Failure to integrate the existing world of science into the school system -Emphasis on Examinations rather than learning and transformation -Few Science Teachers and misuse of the few ( Mungopacking) -Un assertive scientists/ engineers -Ill equipped teacher:

4 DETAILSSCORES Reads330 Researches60 Innovates60 Practices God`s wish300 Keeps time90 Listens to learners330 Plans330 Loves his or her country30 Guides & Counsels300 Inspires240 Acts by example180 Communicates effectively210 Understands the learners60 Adapts to changes120 Evaluates240 THE TEACHER NEEDS SUPPORT

5 DETAILSSCORES Changes people120 Controls his/ her emotions270 Finds means for reliable income90 Collects and edifies learners60 Looks for new knowledge all the time30 Practices honesty and integrity120 TOTAL3840 THE TEACHER NEEDS SUPPORT CONT`D

6 SOLUTIONS -Continue popularizing Government programs -Document existing science and technology programs or activities from outside and inside formal school -Show the above programs popularly for mass appreciation -Create Science Centers -Arrange Science Fairs- quote NCS&T+ LOGEL PROJECT -Mount science and technology Exhibitions Quote NCS&T -Examine and adjust the training of the teacher(Quote findings on inappropriateness about the teacher in TOP SECRETS OF EDUCATING YOUR CHILD, Famecon 2009 page 108) -Open popular universal sensitization and training of the population

7 OPPORTUNITIES -Document existing science and technology programs or activities from outside and inside formal school -Emerging Common markets and Regional bodies -Efforts towards African Union -Common realization of a common challenge -Emerging New World Powers: China, India, Brazil -Existing old Friends like USA, BRITAIN -Growing industrialization -Existing Science Programs like SESEMAT in Uganda -Universal sensitization and training of the population -OTHER PARTNERS IN UGANDA (Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers Program (SESEMAT), National Consultants, Ministry of Education (MoE), Uganda Manufactures association, National Council for Science and Technology.

8 THANK YOU


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