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Promotion of Secondary School Science Education Driven by Inquiry-Based Activity
This article reports fundamental researches organized for developing a novel teaching/learning system in secondary school science. A curriculum constructed by an effective integration of content-based and context-based curriculum arrangements is proposed for generating teaching/learning opportunities through various inquiry-based activities on the basis of previously acquired science knowledge and concepts. The science subjects, including physics, chemistry, biology and earth science, have different logics and methodologies of science, but those are completed by mutual interdependences. Therefore, various storylines that cover different leraning contents in science subjects can be developed. The inquiry-based activities along different storylines provide students with opportunities to correlate previous learnings in different science subjects and to experience various cognitive and scientific skills. Based on such findings of our basic researches, the merits of the science education system proposed in this study is discussed briefly.