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ERIC Number: ED037369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 77
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Describing Observations, 1st Experimental Edition.
Butts, David P.
This instructional module for teacher education has two main goals: (a) participants will group objects or events and (b) participant will share his grouping with others, either verbally or with graphs. The graphing conventions used in the module are based on the materials developed by the Commission on Science Education of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in their program, Science - A Process Approach. The general pattern of instruction in this module is one of presenting the situation with as little instructor-direction as possible. After the participant has generated data, then the sequence provides illustrations of how the instructor could guide the discussion toward a meaningful description of the data gathered. The objectives of this instructional module are stated in performance terms. The format includes suggested time periods of each activity, materials for each activity, pre-appraisal for each performance objective, a description of the instructional activities, and post-appraisal. Because of the diagnostic data available in the pre-appraisal experience, it is possible to determine which instructional sequence appears to be most appropriate for which student. (BR)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.; Texas Univ., Austin. Science Education Center.