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ERIC Number: ED118464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Basic Research in One Phase of Competency Development in the Preservice Training of Elementary Science Teachers.
West, Doris K.
Presented is a description of a research project related to the use of two modes of instruction, the abstract mode and the applied mode, and gains made from them. A secondary purpose of the investigation was to compare student gains according to area of interest. The writer selected one of the processes of science, the process of measuring, which she considered basic to the new approach in the teaching of elementary science. Preservice elementary school science teachers participated in the study. Data were secured from four elementary science education methods classes. The curriculum, Science - A Process Approach, was used for the instructional materials in the study. The testing portion of the study represents all of the competencies included in the Process of Measuring of the entire program. Tests were constructed and administered. Difference scores were obtained between pretest and posttest administration. It was determined that students enrolled in the methods classes gained more competence from an applied mode of instruction than from an abstract mode. The classification level of students caused no significant difference in learning outcomes as related to the process of measuring. Science oriented students make more significant competency gains by both methods than language art or social studies students. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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