ERIC Number: ED123030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
An Instrument Designed for Observation of Inquiry in Elementary Science Education.
Swigart, Harold A.
Described is the formulation of a classroom observation instrument to be used in the assessment of the inquiry mode of instruction in elementary science education. The instrument is designed for use in a live classroom or in the viewing of video tapes of live classroom activity. A pilot study using this instrument was performed during the summer of 1973. Graduate students in education were trained as coders and then used the instrument to view and code video-taped elementary science lesson sequences, to obtain data concerning the workability and practicability of the total instrument design. Pilot project reliability data indicate that the instrument shows much promise as a classroom observational tool. (LS)
Descriptors: Behavior, Classroom Observation Techniques, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Inquiry, Instruction, Science Education, Teacher Behavior
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Road, 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43212 (on loan)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 17-20, 1975); Marginal legibility throughout entire document due to "bleed through" of type