Science

                                 

THE PLACE OF SCIENCE IN THE CURRICULUM

A scientifically and technologically literate person is one who can read and understand common media reports about science and technology, critically evaluate the information presented, and confidently engage in discussions and decision-making activities regarding issues that involve science and technology.
-          Science Co-ordinators’ and Consultants’ Association of Ontario (SCCAO) and Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO/APSO), “Position Paper: The Nature of Science” (2006), p. 1

During the twentieth century, science played an increasingly important role in the lives of all Canadians. It underpins much of what we now take for granted, from life-saving pharmaceuticals to clean water, the places we live and work in, computers and other information technologies, and how we communicate with others. The impact of science on our lives will continue to grow as the twenty-first century unfolds. Consequently, scientific literacy for all has become a goal of science education throughout the world and has been given expression in Canada in the Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes, K to 12: Pan-Canadian Protocol for Collaboration on School Curriculum (Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, 1

Department Staff

Balwinder Mangat

Assistant Curriculum Leader 

balwinder.mangat@tdsb.on.ca


Anita Karotia

Science Teacher

anita.karotia@tdsb.on.ca


Kathleen Link

Science Teacher

Kathleen.link@tdsb.on.ca


Claxton Michael

Science and PhysEd Teacher

claxton.michael@tdsb.on.ca


Craig Kellymaharaj

Science and Mathematics Teacher

craig.kellymaharaj@tdsb.on.ca