APPLICATION OF NEW METHODS OF TEACHING BIOLOGY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF STEM

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2022

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2022 International Young Scholars' Conference

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Abstract This study examined the current advancement in implementing methods of teaching biology within STEM at the schools of Kazakhstan. Data were collected from 33 teachers and 218 middle-school students representing various educational institutions such as State Lyceums, General Education Schools, and NIS/BIL/RPHMS via questionnaire. Results showed that the number of teachers applying STEM techniques has significantly increased, whereas many students are still not entirely familiar with the practice. One significant issue that both teachers and students have noted is the lack of high-tech equipment available at most schools. Therefore, the second part of the research investigated the possibility of introducing STEM experiments using only readily accessible materials. Ten students from the State Lyceum observed and participated in four STEMrelated biological experiments, and their feedback was further recorded. Despite the apparent enhancement of the students' engagement in the studying process and positive reviews regarding STEM experiments, a lack of specialized hardware has remained a significant drawback. Additional consequences and limitations are discussed.

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teaching biology, STEM methods, Kazakhstani schools, 2022 International Young Scholars' Conference, №11

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V. Rastorguyeva , A. Shametov , A. Kozhamzhar , D. Kanatova / APPLICATION OF NEW METHODS OF TEACHING BIOLOGY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF STEM / 2022 International Young Scholars' Conference