ERIC Number: ED326422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Discussion of Concept/Process-Based Science.
Cox, David; Fenton, Jerry
A concept/process-based science education program is any science education program in which curriculum instruction, learning, activities, and evaluation are organized by an identified set of fundamental concepts and processes to be developed by students. This differs from science education programs that are topically based. Although topical organization is not necessarily excluded in concept/process-based science programs, such instruction should nonetheless clearly focus on the development of fundamental concepts and processes. This paper includes the following sections: (1) "What Is Concept/Process-Based Science Education?"; (2) "Why Change to Concept/Process-Based Science Programs?"; (3) "How to Understand the Science Process Skills"; (4) "How to Understand Science Concepts"; (5) "How to Facilitate Concept/Process Skill Development"; and (6) "What to Change in a Program." (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Literature Reviews, Problem Solving, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Oregon Dept. of Education, 700 Pringle Parkway, S.E., Salem, OR 97310-0290 (Free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Note: For a related document, see SE 051 780.