ERIC Number: ED027179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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How to Evaluate Science Learning in the Elementary School.
Blackwood, Paul E.; Porter, T. R.
Discussed are generalizations, criteria, and techniques for student and teacher evaluation in elementary school science. Part 1 relates examples of evaluative activities in first, fifth, and sixth grade classes and briefly discusses them relative to two important evaluative questions. These are--(1) Are the evaluative activities related to the objectives of the science lessons? (2) What is the purpose of the evaluation? Part 2 emphasizes that the purposes for science teaching must be clear and discusses three objectives commonly accepted for elementary science programs. These are (1) to help children acquire knowledge about the universe, (2) to help children develop the attitudes and values that are compatible with science, and (3) to help children learn the methods of discovery, the skills of inquiry, the procedures of scientists, the ways of finding out about the natural world, and the ways of solving problems. Part 3 discusses the use of behavioral objectives as an avenue for evaluating the objectives discussed in Part 2. Various examples of instruments for evaluating student growth are included. Ateacher self-evaluation checklist is also provided. (DS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
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Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.