The quantity of scientific research and technological innovations has skyrocketed over the past century, creating a world of global interdependence, rapid scientific and technological advances, and a need for a sustainable environment, economy and society.
Students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving and decision-making abilities, if they are to become lifelong learners and scientifically literate individuals. The more effectively students can interpret information, solve problems, make informed decisions, accommodate change and create new knowledge, the more prepared they will be to interact with the world around them.
Science education will:
- prepare students to critically address science-related societal, economic, ethical and environmental issues
- provide students with a proficiency in science that creates opportunities for them to pursue progressively higher levels of study, while preparing them for science-related occupations and hobbies
- develop, in students of varying aptitudes and interests, a knowledge of the wide variety of careers related to science, technology and the environment
Science education is a key element in developing scientific literacy and in building a strong future for Canada's young people. Visit the Manitoba Education website for more details regarding the provincial science curriculum.