ERIC Number: ED180828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Orientation for Research in Science Education.
Champagne, Audrey B.; Klopfer, Leo E.
Presented is a paper developed by the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh and which is intended for science education researchers. Two major recommendations for the orientation of research in science education are proposed. The first is that currently espoused goals of science education should be reexamined and, if necessary, redefined. The second calls for science educators to become aware of and translate pertinent research methods, findings, and theories of behavioral scientists into appropriate instructional and research procedures for science education. The paper also applies the two recommendations as operating principles in both the development of instructional materials and in research design, providing an illustration for problem solving in both domains. (Author/HM)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Problem Solving, Research, Research Reports, Science Education, Secondary School Science
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: Contains small print