ERIC Number: ED040081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Structuring Scientific Knowledge by the Elementary School Child.
Matthews, Charles C.
Described is a proposed structure for an elementary school science program that has as its fundamental, underlying assumption a science curriculum that enables the child to "learn how to learn" and sets self-actualized learning as a major goal of education. This program also calls for: (1) flexibility that facilitates maximum cognitive progress of individuals, a program that involves a self-determined pace; (2) instruction that facilitates individual development of interests, attitudes, personality, and creativity; (3) a program that encourages a child's tendency to accept the existence of individuals who have ideas and values which are different from his own; and (4) specification of several elements of classroom conditions that are described in sufficient detail to permit implementation in the schools for which the program is intended; these conditions can be established and maintained by the development of appropriate teacher behaviors, facilities in the classroom, and materials for children. (BR)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Association of Science Teachers (18th, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 13-17, 1970)