phy2030_07 - PHYSICS 2030 Mandatory Implementation Schedule...

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Physics 20–30 /1 ©Alberta Education, Alberta, Canada (2007) PROGRAM RATIONALE AND PHILOSOPHY Science programs provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become productive and responsible members of society. The programs also allow students to explore interests and prepare for further education and careers. Students graduating from Alberta schools require the scientific and related technological knowledge and skills that will enable them to understand and interpret their world. They also need to develop attitudes that will motivate them to use their knowledge and skills in a responsible manner. To become scientifically literate, students need to develop a knowledge of science and its relationship to technologies and society. They also need to develop the broad-based skills required to identify and analyze problems; to explore and test solutions; and to seek, interpret and evaluate information. To ensure relevance to students as well as to societal needs, a science program must present science in a meaningful context—providing opportunities for students to explore the process of science, its applications and implications, and to examine related technological problems and issues. By doing so, students become aware of the role of science in responding to social and cultural change and in meeting needs for a sustainable environment, economy and society. Program Vision The secondary science program is guided by the vision that all students, regardless of gender or cultural background, are given the opportunity to develop scientific literacy. The goal of scientific literacy is to develop in students the science-related knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to solve problems and make decisions and, at the same time, to help students become lifelong learners who maintain their sense of wonder about the world around them. Diverse learning experiences within the science program provide students with opportunities to explore, analyze and appreciate the interrelationships among science, technology, society and the environment and to develop understandings that will affect their personal lives, their careers and their futures. PHYSICS 20–30 Mandatory Implementation Schedule Physics 20 September 2007 Physics 30 September 2008 Implementation prior to these dates is not approved.
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2/ Physics 20–30 (2007) ©Alberta Education, Alberta, Canada Goals The following goals for Canadian science education, developed in the Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes K to 12: Pan-Canadian Protocol for Collaboration on School Curriculum (1997), are addressed through the Alberta science program. Science education will: encourage students at all grade levels to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours enable students to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and solve problems so that they may improve the quality of their lives and the lives of others prepare students to critically address
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