ERIC Number: ED395789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Legislating and Assessing Procedural Knowledge in Science.
Jenkins, Edgar W.
'Scientific Investigation' was the first of the four Attainment Targets which prescribed the science component of the national curriculum in England and Wales in 1991. Following a brief historical account of the origins of scientific investigation as a curriculum objective, this paper comments upon the attempt by the central government to define a philosophy of scientific inquiry for the purposes of teaching and assessment and explores the response of science teachers to it. It also examines the implications of that response for the construction and construal of professional practice within the context of a statutory curriculum and the understanding of the nature of science which science teachers were required to deliver. Contains 43 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council, Lancaster (England).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England; Nature of Science
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-11, 1996).