ERIC Number: ED097198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Logical Reasoning in Science Education [and an Annotated Bibliography].
Connelly, F. Michael; Binns, Richard W.
This paper on logical reasoning in science education was written from a philosophical, rather than a psychological, orientation within an overall curricular framework. Six areas are treated within this curricular framework: philosophical consideration, logical structure in a field of enquiry, materials development and evaluation, epistemological characteristics, student development and use of logical reasoning in science, and evaluation-research activity. In each area, selected studies are cited and briefly discussed. Research methodology is stressed throughout the paper. An annotated bibliography intended primarily for the use of researchers in science education is included and consists of materials from educational and research journals, curriculum project newsletters, and doctoral dissertations. The references are classified according to the six areas of the paper, with those articles found most useful in developing the paper identified by asterisks. (PEB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum, Educational Research, Instructional Materials, Learning, Logic, Logical Thinking, Philosophy, Science Education, Scientific Enterprise
Ohio State University, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 244 Arps Hall, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: Occasional Paper Series - Science