ERIC Number: ED082945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Aspects of Education, Number Twelve. A New Look at the Teaching of Physical Sciences.
Laughton, W. H., Ed.
Presented is a compilation of eight articles relating to science teaching in England, primarily at the secondary school level. An editorial describes recent changes in sciences and science education, decreased student enrollment in science courses, and increasing emphases on scientific methods training. The articles are then presented in three categories: chemistry, physics, and physical science and education. The headings are: Chemistry for the Beginner: A Plea for Sound Chemical Education; The Sixth Form and Chemistry; Educational Theory and Neoteric Practices in Physical Science Teaching; The New Laboratory--Its Apparatus and Servicing; SI (System International) and Its Possible Effects on the Teaching of Physics in Secondary Schools; Physical Science for Girls; "Can a Study of Science Educate?"; Science in a Comprehensive School; The Schools Council Integrated Science Project; and Technological Studies in School. Curriculum development is the major concern of the last three articles. The Nuffield scheme is the focus of discussion in most articles. Included is a directory of scientific equipment manufacturers, a bibliography on recent ideas about physical science teaching, and two examples of work sheets used in comprehensive schools. (CC)
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Authoring Institution: Hull Univ. (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)