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ERIC Number: ED139613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 26
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Free Choice Experiences: How Do They Help Children Learn? Advancing Education Through Science-Oriented Programs, Report PSc-20.
Linn, Marcia C.
Discussed are how a free choice environment can be established in the classroom, the motivational advantages to including free choice in an enrichment program, and how implementing a free choice environment can serve as a teacher training tool. Several free choice studies are described. In one such study, a free choice situation was set up in three regular fifth-grade classrooms as an aid to instruction. In two classes free choice was combined with direct instruction in scientific reasoning; in the third class, free choice alone was presented. It was found that free choice combined with instruction was more effective than free choice alone in teaching scientific reasoning. (MH)
Marcia C. Linn, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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