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ERIC Number: ED235020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Classrooms. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 10.
Osborne, Roger; And Others
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters, science advisers, and inspectors) and observations made by project staff related to classroom environment. The intent in presenting these comments/observations is not primarily to provide a balanced view of the good and bad aspects of Form 1 to 4 science, but rather to open up problem issues as project staff and others see them. Comments/observations are presented and discussed as they relate to three major issues: (1) where science is taught, focusing on classrooms and laboratories; (2) to whom science is taught, focusing on how students are grouped in classes; and (3) how the learning environment is organized, focusing on problems of classroom management and individualized instruction. One conclusion stated in the document is that a good learning environment is not dependent solely on the teachers, learners, classroom, or instructional strategy, but is a result of the milieu created by all of these factors. (JN)
University of Waikato, Science Education Research Unit, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Waikato Univ., Hamilton (New Zealand).
Identifiers: Learning in Science Project; New Zealand; Science Education Research
Note: For related documents, see ED 226 976 and ED 235 011-030.