Curriculum research as a prerequisite for interdisciplinary and foundational courses in high school science-Implementation of "Big Idea in Astronomy"
11:15 - 11:30
Aiming to installation into government curriculum guideline, we attempt to design new curriculum of science education in Japanese high school that smoothly connect from junior high school. Social problems that we face today require interdisciplinary scientific comprehension to be addressed while students learn each science subject, which is physics, chemistry, biology, and geology in Japanese science curriculum, independently. Considering the purpose of science education and its role in society, we reconsider compulsory subject for science education that should be comprehensive and foundational in order to nurture problem solving skills. Our goal is to implement ""Big Idea in Astronomy"" into the Japanese high school science curriculum.