ERIC Number: ED197977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Science Education Research in New Zealand.
This paper, presented at the First National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE), reviews science education research in New Zealand, 1970-1979. The reviews are considered under the following headings: (1) systematic effort to accumulate valid knowledge about science education aims, procedures, and outcomes; (2) inquiry into teaching conditions and learner factors influencing attainment in science; and (3) study of human learning in the context of science. It is indicated that the research papers and theses in science education have had little impact during the last decade and that any impact having occurred is possibly dependent as much on other factors as on the quality of the research. The paper presents criteria to produce worthwhile results of science education research which positively influence science teaching and learning, and some promising signs concerning the future of science education in New Zealand. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Zealand; Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (1st, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, December 7-10, 1979).