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ERIC Number: ED070620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 113
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A Comparison of the Use of Outdoor vs. Indoor Laboratory Techniques in Teaching Biology to Prospective Elementary Teachers.
Chrouser, William Harvey
This study was designed to investigate and compare the effects of two laboratory approaches in biology upon prospective elementary teachers in their understanding of the social aspects of science, achievement in selected biological principles, understanding of science as process, and ability in critical thinking. The two approaches compared were the conventional indoor laboratory and the outdoor laboratory. Students at Colorado State College participated in the project during 1969. Data were obtained by administering validated pre- and post-tests in each of the four areas of concern. These included the Test on the Social Aspects of Science; Understanding of Selected Biological Principles: An Examination; Methods and Procedures of Science: An Examination; and the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. Analysis of test results led the investigator to suggest that when it is feasible and appropriate, the outdoors should be utilized as a laboratory and as a classroom, not only because of the effect on society and the affective domain, but also because of the effect on the cognitive domain. (Author/BL)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado