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ERIC Number: ED028067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 30
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Processes and Structure of the Physical Sciences for School Curricula. An Abstract of a Thesis Submitted in Conformity With the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education.
St. John, Clinton
Developed was a set of behavioral objectives which indicate (1) the processes of inquiry used by physical scientists, (2) the components which make up the structure of the physical sciences, and (3) the relationship among these various processes and components. A content analysis of a random sample of 50 books written by scientists and philosophers dealing with the nature of science served as source for the findings. Five summaries were developed. The first, which depicts science as a group of concepts, lists 28 conceptual divisions giving the components of science. The second lists 10 assumptions inherent in the scientific endeavor. The third lists nine rules which seem to govern the actions of scientists. The fourth gives a number of relational diagrams which depict science from the standpoint of the relationships among its various components and procedures. The fifth lists 87 activities of scientists as they engage in research. These are listed as activities a science student should participate in, if he is to emulate a scientist. This list of activities thus serves as a suitable source of behavioral objectives for a science curriculum. (GR)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario).