ERIC Number: ED092338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Performance-Based Materials for Use in an Elementary Science Education Teacher Training Program. Final Report.
Newport, John F.
This document is the final report of a project on performance-based materials for use in an elementary science education teacher training program developed by personnel at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. The materials developed in this project were designed to provide instruction and practice relative to certain cognitive understandings in science education. Attempts were made to identify alternative approaches from which teachers might choose in developing their own philosophy of science education and teaching style. Contents of this report are divided into twelve exercises or modules: Ends and Means and Pacing Learning Activities; Alternative Approaches in Elementary Science Education; Individualizing Instruction; Sources of Objectives and Emphases in Science; Differentiating Between Product and Process-Centered Instructional Objectives; Developing a Philosophy of Science Education; Identifying Guides to be Used in Planning, Directing and Evaluating Instructional Activities; Curricular Components of the Instructional Approaches; Developing Children's Potential Using the Experiential Approaches; Types of Science Activities; Developing a Proper Support System; and Improved Science Programs. Each of these modules consists of relevant information, a pretest and a post-test. Correct responses to the post-test are provided. The report concludes with pretest and post-test scores of students who used the materials during the tryout stages of the project. (PEB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield.