The knowledge-based economy that is still evolving in the 21st century has a strong and inherent connection with science and science education. The goal of science education should, therefore, focus on in-depth content knowledge aided by active engagement of the intellect. The process will further develop a range of capacities and mental habits to prepare knowledge workers which the new economy is demanding.
Through exemplary science education, we strive to offer our students a rich context to develop many of the new economy skills including problem-solving, critical thinking, and information literacy. Towards this goal, our instructions address the nature of science while promoting the use of scientific practices provided by science tutors.
Armed with the skills that the new economy is looking for, help to groom the children to be part of a future workforce that is well prepared to meet the challenges. The process also involves teaching life skills that are critical to ensuring their success in the chosen path. The science tutoring services that we provide support as well as advance the new economy skills while enhancing the practice of science through focusing on these core skills. More importantly, the science tutoring services provide is more broad based to help students inculcate rich scientific values that will lay the foundation for their higher pursuits in life.
Primed for knowledge acquisition
Consider these: As parents or guardians, how often have you faced questions like these:-
- Why is the globe round?
- What brought me here?
- How does the car run?
- How does the light glow?
- What makes the water hot?
In the pre-adolescent stage, learning is not restricted to the 4 walls in a class room. In fact, learning is an ongoing process, throughout one’s life. At every nook and corner, there is some curiosity and children are never afraid of asking questions.
As parents, guardians and teachers, it is our responsibility to encourage learning
As elders, encouraging learning is a duty cast upon us, and we should not only grasp those wonderful moments but also strive to create opportunities for more such moments and pave the way to unravel the mysteries of the scientific word.
Young children are naturally hands-on learners
Project-based learning is all about hands-on activities. Young children are eager to throw themselves into the ring, and that is the best way to learn too. Learning through the medium of play presents the perfect opportunity for the kids to experiment with an array of rudimentary scientific processes like cause-and-effect. If this opportunity is denied to children till they reach adolescence that could be a gross injustice meted out to them.
Science encompasses many life skills
Early interests exhibited by children lay out the road map for their future. As many of us who have studied science do know, communication, organisation, perseverance and attention to detail are among the essential traits required to pursue scientific inquiry. Though these skill set can also be developed independent of science, starting our kids with a well-rounded education is a more desirable option that will help them practice these values in cross-curricular environments.
Early interests influence later life of children
The interplay between nature and nurture affords children, even during the early ages, an opportunity to get busy discovering the true individual in them. “Show me a child until he is seven, and I will show you the man,” is a famous quote from St. Francis Xavier that eloquently brings home the point. An early start to science education ensures that scientific quest is ingrained into the educational mix when the young kids start developing their own desires and passions.
Australian primary education lacks focus on science
Today’s primary education in Australia has little or no focus on science education. This does not augur well for Australian children or the nation itself. The interests in children develop at an early age and the elementary years are therefore crucial in guiding them through the right path.
How can we make a difference to the Australian Children?
Each student is initially evaluated to understand his/her preferences so that the child is motivated to pursue what interests them most. The evaluation process is a continuing exercise wherein expert tutors with several years of experience backing them will work closely with the child. This approach helps in identifying inherent talents in the child and nurturing them at a steady pace for focused achievements in the later years of learning.
Best science tutors
Choose the best science tutors. In turn, this ensures that you child receives nothing less than the best from their science tutor.
One-to- one learning opportunities
Sitting in a third or 4th row, you child can hardly have any kind of personal interaction with the teacher. The eye contact with the child is particularly important during the early years of learning.
We need to act now for the bright future of our children
The world today, is intensely competitive and focus on learning science right at the start is not an option but an indispensable necessity. Nearly 50% of Australian schools devote just about one hour per week for learning science in the primary schools. Only 4% schools allocate 5 hours per week for learning science in the primary grades.