Catch Them Young in Basic Science and Technology Education through Child-to-Child Approach
AbstractIf science and technology hold the key to sustainable development in the world and in Africa, this revelation should constitute a beacon to Nigeria as a nation. The corollary is that prominence must be given to science education in Nigerian schools at the early stage. Many researchers in science education have investigated challenges facing advancement in science and technology education in Nigeria and poor enrolment but found out that one of the major reasons is, that the interest of the learners are not sustained at the early stage. Teaching science at basic level could be a challenge. Science and technology teachers teaching young children need to develop a teaching strategy that will facilitate powerful learning experiences which will inspire deeper investigations that will validate and empower children to learn. This paper focuses on Hands-on science activities through child to child approach as essential components of an early childhood setting in basic science and technology education which may help in laying an early foundation for life-long learning and acquisition of science process skills.
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