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ERIC Number: ED013763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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OBJECTIVES OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, COMPILED AS A GUIDE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ASSESSMENT PROGRAM IN SCIENCE EDUCATION.
LOMBARD, JOHN W.; OWEN, WILLIAM B.
THE OBJECTIVES OF SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSIDERED IMPORTANT BY SELECTED PERSONS IN THE UNITED STATES WERE ASCERTAINED. THESE OBJECTIVES WERE USED BY THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE ON ASSESSING THE PROGRESS OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO ASSESS THE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS OF REPRESENTATIVE NINE, 13, AND 17 YEAR-OLDS AS WELL AS ADULT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. THE OBJECTIVES WERE DERIVED FROM (1) A STUDY OF THE LITERATURE, (2) STATEMENTS OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONSULTANTS, AND (3) COMMENTS BY REVIEWERS OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF OBJECTIVES. THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES, STATED IN TERMS OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR WERE--(1) THEIR ABILITY TO APPLY, IN APPROPRIATE SITUATIONS, THE METHODS, TECHNIQUES, AND RATIONAL PROCESSES ASSOCIATED WITH SCIENTIFIC WORK, (2) THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAJOR CONCEPTUAL SCHEMES THAT CURRENTLY INTERRELATE, AND FORM THE CORE OF, THE VARIOUS SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES, (3) THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE POSITION, LIMITATIONS, AND POTENTIAL OF SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN TODAY'S SOCIETY, AND THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD SCIENTISTS AND THEIR WORK, (4) THEIR INTERESTS IN SCIENCE, WHICH FOR SOME STUDENTS ARE MANIFESTED BY MOVEMENT TOWARD SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL CAREERS, AND WHICH FOR ALL STUDENTS ARE DISPLAYED OUTSIDE FORMAL SCHOOLING BY THEIR CONTINUED LEARNING IN, AND ATTENTION TO, SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS, AND (5) THEIR REALIZATION OF SCIENCE AS A HUMAN INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITY. THE STATEMENTS OF THE FIVE MAJOR OBJECTIVES ARE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THE "TAXONOMY OF EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES." THE DOCUMENT ALSO CONTAINS (1) LISTS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONSULTING AND REVIEWING COMMITTEES, (2) AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND (3) A CONDENSED VERSION OF THE "TAXONOMY OF EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES"--BOTH COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE DOMAINS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC., 259 EAST ERIE STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60611. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: Science Research Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; CARNEGIE FOUNDATION