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Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)

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HERNANDEZ, V et al. The attitude of elementary and high school students, towards the teaching and learning of science from the Province of Llanquihue, Los Lagos Region-Chile. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.1, pp.71-83. ISSN 0718-0705.

The following research characterizes the students' attitude towards the teaching and learning of science in different educational establishments (private, subsidized and public). The attitude is understood from five dimensions and these linked together build up the students' attitude. Among the findings, the teacher's didactics used in the classroom continues being the main problem that discourages and moves the students away from science. It is important to consider the students' positive attitude regarding the use of the natural environment as a didactic resource. This creates a new need regarding the didactic innovation inside and outside the classroom. Moreover, it gives a new significance to the environment, which allows establishing a direct connection to the constructivist methodologies, the fundamental theory of the educational system in our country.

Keywords : attitude; science teaching; didactics; natural environment.

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