Students will be happy to know Science World had a hand in the Province’s new science curriculum.
The Centre’s Engagement Manager Sharon Lapwood was one of the people behind the curriculum change.
“We’re teaching skills and the process of how to be collaborative, how to be innovative, how to learn things for yourself rather than just jamming more information down kid’s throats.”
She says many scientists and even astronauts at the centre struggled when starting their PhD studies because they weren’t used to thinking for themselves. With the new curriculum, she feels these students will be better prepared for tomorrow’s jobs.
“Scientists work on the front tier of knowledge, they have to find things out for themselves, and they work in teams to do that. That’s really how the curriculum is asking teachers to teach.”
This is a part of the Province’s curricula across many grade school subjects, with new focuses on intellectual, personal, and social skills.