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ERIC Number: ED144798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 20
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Science Objectives and their Implications Concerning Classroom Teaching.
Dixon, Terry
Many attempts have been made to define the objectives of science. Now, in the latter part of this decade, many questions still remain unanswered. The goal of this paper is to collect information on the objectives of science education and to relate this information to the role of the classroom teacher. Educators and researchers suggest that science objectives should be associated with learning the processes and concepts of science. The body of factual scientific information is too great to make educational objectives hinge on the acquisition of knowledge alone. Many educators recommend objectives that emphasize activity-oriented, problem-solving kinds of skills. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recognizes scientific literacy as a major goal. The effects of these kinds of objectives on the classroom teacher are great. Emphasis on learning skills, individualizing instruction, and identifying values are important components of teaching science today. Regardless of the specific branch of science, teachers need to keep in mind those skills, such as problem-solving, which are common to all education. Included is a selective bibliography. (MA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Independent research conducted at Illinois State University