Manitoba intends to demonstrate through the Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba, a renewal of its commitment to improve student engagement in science and support professional learning for teachers.
The development of increasingly scientifically literate individuals is one of the primary focusses of a 21st century approach to
Manitoba Education recognizes that teachers greatly influence the learning of their students, and that professional development opportunities are instrumental in implementing teaching practices that favour student engagement and success. We continue to work with stakeholders to improve learning opportunities in science for educators, which is why a major focus of the Action Plan is supporting educators and fostering partnerships.
Engaging students in science will increase the likelihood of them enrolling in science courses at the high school level. With improved engagement comes improved learning, and with improved learning comes improved self-esteem and commitment to school and community. This is why the second major focus of the Action Plan is engaging students and encouraging academic success.