ERIC Number: ED026248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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An Exploratory Investigation of Certain Affective Behaviors Associated with the Learning of Science.
Dyasi, Hubert Mongameli
Affective behaviors among 20 gifted students in day-to-day science classroom and laboratory situations were investigated. The course studied was developed at the University of Illinois with the support of the Illinois Demonstration Program for Gifted Children. Data were collected by direct observation, an interview, and a written test. Students were observed four at a time for 30 minutes and their behaviors were recorded. Observations were summarized in anecdotal form and were made over an eight-week period. The interview, conducted at the end of eight weeks, elicited students' opinions about difficulty, usefulness, and appeal of the science they had learned. "Interests and Ideas," a measure of student attitudes toward science, was also administered at this time. The results included (1) students who showed considerable involvement in designing experiments tended to do so when engaged in investigations and discussions, (2) student activity peaks were associated with the introduction of new topics, and (3) in stress situations students exerted themselves more and rarely sought teacher help. (BC)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Instruction, Learning, Science Curriculum, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.