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  • Date Submitted: 10/05/2013 12:04 PM
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Natural Sciences in the Senior Phase is compulsory for all learners. It is therefore critical in promoting and developing scientific literacy, as learners may elect not to continue with one of the science subjects beyond Grade 9. Natural Sciences therefore serves a dual purpose: it must enable learners to make sense of the world in scientific terms and prepare learners for continuing with a science(s) into the Further Education and Training (FET) phase … and beyond.
Scientific knowledge and understanding can be used to answer questions about the nature of the world around us. It can prepare learners for economic activity and self-expression. It lays the basis of further studies in science and prepares learners for active participation in a democratic society that values human rights and promotes acting responsibly towards the environmentThe teaching and learning of science involves the development of a range of process skills that may be used in everyday life, in the community and in the workplace. Learners can gain these skills in an environment that supports creativity, responsibility and growing confidence. Learners develop the ability to think objectively and use a variety of forms of reasoning while they use process skills to investigate, reflect, synthesise and communicate. life science helps   to Develop an understanding of the roles of Science in society:Both Science and technology have made a major impact, both positive and negative, on our world. Careful selection of scientific content, and use of a variety of ways of teaching and learning science, should promote understanding of science as a human activity as well as the history of science and the relationship between Natural Science and other subjects. It also helps learners to understand the contribution of science to social justice and societal development as well as the need for using scientific knowledge responsibly in the interest of ourselves, of society and the environment. Understanding science...

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