ERIC Number: ED053987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of a More Flexible Physical Science Laboratory Program for Non-Science Majors with Superior High School Science Backgrounds. Final Report.
Stekel, Frank D.
The effects of two different approaches for teaching the physical science laboratory for non-science majors were compared. The control group had a traditional laboratory with assigned, structured laboratory exercises; the experimental group was subjected to a situation where there was more student involvement in choice of experiment, experimental design and analysis. There were no significant differences identified between the control and experimental groups in "critical thinking ability," understanding of science processes or attitude toward science. Significant improvement in critical thinking ability, as measured by equivalent scores on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Test, was observed for both groups. (Author/TS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.