ERIC Number: ED065325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Tisher, R. P., Ed.
The eleven papers presented at the 1970 meeting of the Australian Science Education Research Association are arranged in five sections. The first two sections, "Countenance of Science Education Research" and "Cognitive Style," contain one paper each; the first, a review of research trends and the second, an experimental report. "Sequencing and Inquiry/Discovery Studies" contains three papers; one reporting the effects of varying amounts of guidance given students learning graphical skills, one comparing the effects of guided discovery and other methods of instruction in an elementary school science unit, and the third reporting correlations between components of inquiry methods and U.S. biology students' perceptions of instructional outcomes. Two studies using interaction analysis techniques, one in in-service teacher education and the other comparing the characteristics of students who exhibited different amounts of interaction with the teacher, are reported in "Micro-teaching and Interaction Studies." The final section, "Curriculum Evaluation," contains papers that report the plan for the formative evaluation of the Australian Science Education Project units, describe changes in content-free characteristics of students studying the different physics courses (e.g., cognitive preference, enjoyment of physics), outline problems of curriculum evaluation in developing countries, and assess a method of measuring scientific attitudes. (AL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Research, Evaluation, Instruction, Interaction Process Analysis, Learning, Science Education, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education
University of Queensland, Department of Education, Brisbane, Q 4067, Australia ($3.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Science Education Research Association.