ERIC Number: ED059906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Curriculum Theory Network [CTN 4: Winter 1969-70].
Herbert, John, Ed.
This issue of the journal of the "Curriculum Theory Network" contains four major articles on aspects of the curriculum. Karplus, using Science Curriculum Improvement Study as an example, presents three guidelines for developing elementary school science curricula: separate "experience" and "concept" goals; use developmental and learning theories; and use an "exploration-invention-discovery" learning cycle. Raven uses physical science examples to illustrate the formation of a curriculum structure in "Toward a Philosophical Basis for Selecting Science Curriculum Content." In "Toward an Integration of Content and Method in the Science Curriculum" Koertge argues that the difficulties in reconciling the contradictions inherent in trying to teach both the structure of a modern scientific theory and the nature of scientific methodology have been underestimated. "The School Environment as Learner Reality" (Macdonald) discusses what is communicated to the pupil by his school environment. Two short notes ("A Critique: The Placing of Affective Objectives in Social Studies" (Cantor) and "Toward Progress in Curriculum Theory" (Finder); a list of publications received; and notes on contributors conclude the volume. (AL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum, Educational Environment, Educational Theories, Objectives, Philosophy, Science Education, Social Studies
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.