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ERIC Number: ED077722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 22
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The Effects of Teaching Science Methods Through an Open Learning Environment on Selected Attitudes and Perceptions of Prospective Elementary School Teachers.
Mitchell, Charles W.
The study was designed to assess the effects of three different instructional strategies of teaching science methods on selected attitudes and perceptions held by 30 prospective elementary school teachers, as well as the effects of these instructional strategies on children's perceptions of teacher behavior variables of warmth, demand and utilization of intrinsic motivation. One group of undergraduate students received intensive instructional sessions specially designed to affect attitudes and perceptions toward science teaching. The other group's instruction took the form of the usual didactic approach. There were no significant differences between student teachers exposed to an open-learning environment strategy of instruction and those without, but trends in the results of the data analyzed suggested that those trained in an open-learning environment responded positively to the instruments measuring experimentalism, open-mindedness, teacher-pupil relationships and interest in science. (EB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (21st, Detroit, March 30 - April 3, 1973)