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ERIC Number: ED080336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 16
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Teaching Science Education in Florida's New Elementary Programs.
Oberlin, Lynn
Described is an experimental program for elementary education and early childhood education at the University of Florida. The program is based on ten years of research and on four major assumptions: (1) learning is made personally meaningful and relevant, (2) learning is adjusted to the rate and needs of the individual, (3) there is a great deal of self direction, and (4) there is a close relationship between theory and practice. The New Elementary Program (NEP), now renamed Childhood Education Program (CEP), consists of a Seminar, considered the heart of the program, Field Experience, Substantive Panel which is built around the learning activities which students are to complete, and Evaluation. The Science Education component sets a requirement of six learning activities in science. Included are: (1) attendance at Science Orientation Sessions and demonstrate competence in science content, (2) learn to use the Science Teacher Observation Rating Form (STORF) and demonstrate competence observing two taped situations, (3) learn about such programs as AAAS, ESS, SCIS, and perform activities from these, (4) develop and plan materials, (5) carry out laboratory investigations in the various sciences, and (6) demonstrate an understanding of the "Processes of Science." The program is considered much stronger than the traditional program. (EB)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (21st, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)