ERIC Number: ED231625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Importance of Cognitive Psychology in Curriculum Development and Teacher Education.
Linn, Marcia C.
Suggested in this paper are priorities for the role of cognitive psychology in science/mathematics curriculum development and teacher education. Areas discussed include: (1) science education as a national concern; (2) how rapid advances in science knowledge and cognitive psychological knowledge have created a sense of urgency about developing a modern "science of science education"; and (3) the impact of cognitive psychology on science and mathematics education. Considered in the latter area are: a framework for a science of science education, advances in cognitive psychology important for a science of science education, findings from cognitive psychology of interest to curriculum developers and teacher educators (including the development of alternative conceptions), and likely concerns of cognitive psychology, such as research on the organization of the mind, which may have a profound impact on the science of science education. (JN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alternative Conceptions; Cognitive Psychology; Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the National Commission on Excellence in Education's site visit to Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California (Berkeley, CA, March 1982).