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ERIC Number: ED076426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 18
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Research in Science Teaching in a Larger Context.
Tyler, Ralph W.
At the 1973 program of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 50 research investigations completed during the years 1966-73 were reviewed for comparison with the trend of research activities completed during 1955 through 1965. Recent research is characterized by interaction between teachers and students in classroom and laboratory with a small amount of practical use of scientific knowledge by students. Studies of science teaching in a context broader than schools and methods of non-motivated students were emphasized. The author pointed out the importance of research in the following aspects: (1) students' ongoing lives; (2) students' purposes, drives, habits, and means of achieving psychological equilibrium; (3) out-of-school influences on students dynamics of living and learning; (4) development of new instruments and methods for studying students; (5) review of potential resources in science; and (6) designing of educational programs by using "things" from science as resources that students can use in their daily lives. (CC)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
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