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National Open University Exam Past Question – SED 831 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA SED 831 CURRICULUM TRENDS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

 

 

COURSE CODE:                    SED 831 (3 Units)

 

COURSE TITLE:                   CURRICULUM TRENDS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION TIME:                                       HOURS

INSTRUCTION:                     ANSWER ANY FOUR QUESTIONS.  EACH QUESTION

CARRIES EQUAL MARKS.

 

 

1. (a) The quality of science curriculum depends on the content it covers.

Explain FOUR criteria for identifying and selecting science education curriculum.

   

(b)

 

In your own opinion, describe FIVE reasons why it might be necessary to change science curriculum at the secondary school level.

 

  1. 2. Integrated science at the junior secondary school was recently changed to Basic Science so as to attain the goals of Universal Basic Educatio

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

(a) (b)

(a)

Give the overview of Nigerian Integrated Science Project

Identify FIVE problems why the subject could not meet UBE goals. Enumerate and discuss FIVE steps Nigerian government could take to

    improve science education.
  (b) Enumerate FIVE challenges that militate against effective development of science
    education.
4. (a) There is a downward trend in the performance of students in science-
    based   subjects  in Nigerian  secondary  schools.   Discuss SIX main factors that
    warrant this occurrence in students’ performance.
   

(b)

 

Mention SIX ways through which science curricula could be

    implemented to attain the desired results.
 

5.

 

(a)

 

Justify the use of inanimate objects in the teaching and learning of secondary school science.

   

(b)

 

Discuss FIVE ways in which you could make science language simple

    as a teacher.

 

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