Science has been integral to improving the quality of life for humankind. Thus, every sphere of life has been revolutionised by science. Hence, understanding concepts and principles in science is an extremely valuable practice and experience throughout the world.
Therefore, science merits a place in the curriculum on the basis of its importance as part of our intellectual heritage. It is a major part of our cultural experience that should be passed on from generation to generation.
As many people think that science is relatively a difficult subject it is important for science educators to be competent to guide themselves, their colleagues and, above all their students to cope with the rapidly changing world.
As such, this programme will take into consideration the nature of the learner, the processes of learning and teaching and, the characteristics of the domain-Science. It will further stress the importance of orientation towards the future.