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National Open University Exam Past Question – SED 811 OCTOBER 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA SED 811 FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

14-16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

OCTOBER 2013 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE: SED 811

COURSE TITLE: FOUNDATION OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

TIME ALLOWED: 2 ½ hours

 

INSTRUCTION: Answer question 1 and any other three (3) questions

 

  1. a.   Describe Joseph Louis Prohist  law of definite proportion
  2. b. State the evidence that favoured the possibility of evolution c.  Explain the meaning of Neo- Darwinism
  3. d. Briefly explain Thomas Kuhn’s concept of scientific paradigm (25 marks)

 

  1. 2. With the aid of specific examples , a. Discuss “model’s in science
  2. b. Give explanatory definition of the four branches of philosophy (15 marks)

 

  1. Trace the evolution of science education in Nigeria with specific references to the roles played by the missionaries, government and community (15 marks)

 

  1. a.   Discuss the attributes of science by which it can be defined
  2. b. State the major differences between science and science education
  3. Briefly discuss Penick’s view about scientific literacy (15 marks)

 

  1. 5. a.   State and explain any five characteristics traits of creative persons
  2. b. Give two reasons why Ernst von Glasserfield is regarded as the father of Radical constructivism (15 marks)
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