At this stage in the professional development of the student-teacher, they continue to build understanding of biological concepts through direct experience with living things. These experiences emerge from the sense of wonder and natural interests of student-teachers. Amazement about the living world should interest them to understand how individual organisms maintain and continue life. The experiences and activities at this level provide a concrete foundation for the progressive development in the later levels of major biological concepts such as evolution, heredity, biosphere, interdependence and matter and energy in living systems.
This course specifically covers the following topical areas: skeletal and tissue supporting systems in animals and plants, respiration in plants and animals, transport systems in plants and animals, excretory systems in plants and animals, homeostasis, hormonal and nervous co-ordination. At the background, the course continues to emphasize the essential attitudes and values of professional science teaching as creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, honesty, accuracy and precision.
NTECF, NTS 2c, p.14, 3d, 3f, p15, 22
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