ERIC Number: ED093583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Unit: A Guide to ASEP, Inspection Pack, National Trial Print.
Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.
Contained in this package are two pieces of literature related to the Australian Science Education Project: A Guide to ASEP/Introduction to ASEP (leader edition) and A Guide to ASEP/ASEP Units and Their Use. The Guide to ASEP is a set of teacher education materials designed for use by teachers and others who wish to learn about the Australian Science Education Project, its philosophy and its materials. The approach of the project is one of guided inquiry with opportunities for choice of options, which include open-ended activities. It is suitable for use by individuals working alone, but, like all other ASEP units, is better suited for group use because discussion is desirable to reinforce and clarify ideas. ASEP units have been designed for use at three levels of student cognitive development. Stage 1 units are suitable for students at Piaget's concrete development; Stage 2, for students in transition from concrete to formal operations; Stage 3, for students at the formal operations level. The 17 units designed for Stage 1 students are listed and briefly described as the 15 units for Stage 2 and 10 units for Stage 3 students. Materials termed "Service Books" (small books, up to about 20 pages, each designed for use with several units) are also listed and briefly described. Information is provided to help teachers design courses that include ASEP materials and a checklist for choosing suitable learning materials is also presented. (PEB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Instruction, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Teaching Models, Units of Study
ERIC/SMEAC, Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Science Education Project, Toorak, Victoria.