ERIC Number: ED390642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Investigative Work in the Science Curriculum. Developing Science and Technology Education.
Gott, Richard; Duggan, Sandra
Teaching is essentially a personal and professional business in which lively, thinking, enthusiastic teachers continue to analyze their own activities and mediate the curriculum framework to their students. This book aims at encouraging teachers and curriculum developers to continue to rethink how science and technology should be taught in schools. It is based on research on students' abilities to carry out investigations in both primary and secondary schools, as well as the authors' experience of using investigations in the classroom. It describes in careful and authoritative detail just what doing investigative work means, how students tackle and develop such work, and how it can be encouraged and assessed. Chapters include: (1) "Changing Views of Practical Science"; (2)"Alternative Perspectives"; (3) "Investigations: What are They?"; (4) "Pupils' Performance of Investigations in Secondary Schools: An Overview"; (5) "The Performance of Investigations in Secondary Schools: A Detailed Look"; (6) "Investigations and Teaching"; (7) "Incorporating Investigations into a Scheme of Work"; (8) "Assessment"; (9) "Investigations and the UK National Curriculum"; and (10) "Postscript". (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Investigations, Science Curriculum, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Science Teachers, Scientific Methodology, Technology Education
Open University Press, Celtic Court, 22 Ballmoor, Buckingham, England MK18 1XW, United Kingdom (paperback: ISBN-0-335-19143-6; hardcover: ISBN-0-335-19144-4).
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