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ERIC Number: ED062113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 17
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Anatomy of a Physical Science Course for Future Elementary Teachers and Non-Science Majors.
Arons, A. B.
Challenged by the patterns of inquiry and learning inherent in the new elementary science curricula, a new program was developed to prepare future elementary teachers to handle the new materials with some degree of security and competence. The University of Washington Physics Department has developed a new course in physical science, conducted in an individualized self-paced manner, with laboratory investigation, observation, and manipulation preceding all discussion and motivating the formation of concepts and models. The course begins with selected portions of College Introductory Physical Science (CIPS) and continues with selected portions of The Project Physics Course. The course runs for three quarters, and students must take two quarters to receive credit with the third quarter optional. No formal lectures are presented; rather, small group discussions are held with students who are at a common place in the course. Students take oral or written examinations as they finish sections of the course and then proceed to the next section. (YS)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.