ERIC Number: ED029777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Preparation of Teacher Training Aid to Help Teachers Understand the Processes of Science, Final Report.
Curtis, William C.
A preliminary draft of a "Teacher Training Aid to Help Teachers Understand the Processes of Science" has been prepared on the basis of a careful analysis of the current practice of science. This manuscript attempts to formulate guidelines for an explanation of communicative processes of scientific inquiry to students without rigorous background training in science and mathematics. These processes are presented in operational perspective as (1) data acquisition, (2) data processing, (3) information processing, and (4) communication. For the sake of accuracy, the draft of the Teachers Training Aid was sent to many scientists and science educators for critical review. Their criticism should provide feedback for revision and expansion of the initial format to depict the actual practice of science. Present plans involve two levels of sophistication which are (1) science majors preparing for teaching careers, and (2) non-science majors preparing to teach at the elementary school level. The first level materials will be used as the text in a one-semester process orientated course; the second may serve for teacher training in a pilot study to evaluate the process learning exercises of the Educational Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for grades Kindergarten through four. (DS)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Media, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning, Observation, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Methodology, Teacher Education
On loan from the ERIC Center for Science Education, 1460 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Teachers Coll., Washington, DC.