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ERIC Number: ED165998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Piagetian Research in Science Education: Some Misgivings About Its Potential to Improve Practice.
Munby, Hugh
This paper, intended to show some misgivings about the potential of the Piagetian research orientation for improving science education practice, was presented at the 1978 meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). The research orientation discussed is that derived from the developmental theory of Jean Piaget. The misgivings are grouped under two headings: educational claims and metatheoretical considerations. Discussion of these two areas leads to a consideration of how the Piagetian research orientation in science education could be related to professional practice, with particular reference to curriculum and instructional planning, and to the diagnosis of children's learning. It is suggested that in light of these misgivings, it might be useful to consider an alternative for planning and diagnosing. (Author/HM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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