ERIC Number: ED135606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
The Role of the Laboratory in Science Teaching. Technical Report 10.
The history of the use of laboratory work in teaching science is traced from the 18th century to the present laboratory-centered curricula. Major rationales and objectives for laboratory work are presented, and different types of laboratory activities are discussed from the standpoint of learning theories and research findings. Also discussed is the use of the laboratory in various science disciplines, and the use of vicarious experiences as a substitute for laboratory work. An extensive bibliography is included. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.
Note: Contains occasional light type