Aim of education is the all round development of the learners. The all round development can be attained by providing the learning experiences in all the three domains which are Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor. Although researches indicate the importance of affective science education, it can be seen that less attention is paid towards it in present educational system. Awareness among the people to utilize science for betterment of world with a conscious care of nature is one important affective goal of science education. Awareness about nuclear energy and issues related to it can be included under the broad concept of scientific awareness. It is needed to emphasize on affective side of science education to make it more humanistic, where students can participate in scientific issues related to society. The attainment of such awareness is possible only if it has been gained since childhood. Are the children getting opportunity to gain such awareness through formal and informal education? This theme paper is focused to discuss the same question by elaborating present status and possibility of inclusion of scientific awareness in science education.
Science Education, Affective Domain, Scientific Awareness, Nuclear Energy
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