ERIC Number: ED129559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Science Concept Learning: Needed Lines of Research.
Voelker, Alan M.
Six research areas are suggested and discussed as guidelines for the study of science concept learning. These areas are: (1) definition of a science concept, (2) a taxonomy of science concepts, (3) concept analysis, (4) diagnosis of science concept learning, (5) models for assessing science concept attainment, and (6) status assessment. The need for research in each area is explained in conjunction with comments on deficiencies in the current research in science concept learning. Also discussed are basic questions arising from the nature of science, the nature of learning, and the interactions which promote learning, and ways in which these questions can be built into a research framework. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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)