INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGE FOR ENHANCING OCEAN LITERACY
The instructional package, titled “Ocean Literacy Enhancement for Kerala’s Secondary School Students,” is a ground-breaking effort aimed at 9th-grade students in the districts in Kerala (initially Trivandrum and Kollam ). It seeks to deepen their understanding of the oceans, emphasizing their importance and the current challenges faced.
This comprehensive package uniquely combines various pedagogical methods. It harnesses the power of visual and performing arts, making ocean learning a creatively engaging experience. By employing game elements, students are offered an educational journey filled with fun and adventure. Newspaper readings connect them with real-world ocean issues, adding relevance to their learning journey. Tools like memes are also used to make content trendy and relatable, while the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ensures the learning process is interactive, collaborative, and aligned with modern educational standards.
An experimental design research approach was employed to validate the effectiveness of this package. With preliminary classes conducted in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam, results have shown its considerable promise in enhancing ocean literacy among the target demographic. We encourage educators, policymakers, and global stakeholders to delve into this package, aiming to shape a well-informed future generation ready to address oceanic challenges.