ERIC Number: ED102015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Feasibility of Teaching Science via a Socio-Historical Approach. Part 1. Technical Report No. 303.
Agin, Michael Lawrence
Reported is a study made to determine the feasibility of teaching science by utilizing selected concepts related to the social and historical development of science and selected concepts related to atomic energy. Instructional materials included textual materials developed by the investigator, a test, a series of slides, and four motion pictures. The investigator taught the unit to two different high school populations (one, 107 students; the other, 76 students). Mean gains for the subtest and total test were significant for both groups. Student responses indicated a majority expressed a positive opinion toward the interest-producing potential of this unit. The report includes the investigator's research procedure and results presented in tabulated form. A copy of the evaluation instrument, the student response questionnaire, and a bibliography are included. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Elementary Science--Man and the Environment. A related document is ED 070 619