ERIC Number: ED097223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Testing of Environmental and Societal-Related College General Biology Laboratory Experiences. Final Report.
Lucido, Phillip J.
The purpose of this project was to develop and test the effectiveness of relevant and functional general biology laboratory experiences based on the various media with which the student came in day-to-day contact. The review of the literature pertaining to the development of innovative general biology laboratory procedures for the college level showed a scarcity of new developments. Instruments used included the TOUS test to measure the understanding of the scientific enterprise and attitudes toward science, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, and an instructor-written test to test the students' achievement of written behavioral objectives. The report includes procedures used, results of testings, recommendations, and an extensive bibliography. of the "innovative labs" that were developed is found in the appendix. The author states that the study indicated that laboratory exercises can be developed that can, at least partially, provide meaningful experiences. (EB)
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: Northwest Missouri State Univ., Maryville.