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ERIC Number: ED182166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Free-Choice Environment: Learning Without Instruction. Advancing Education Through Science-Oriented Programs.
Bowyer, Jane; And Others
This study describes children's learning in a free-choice environment. Teacher controlled instruction is minimized and children participate in a wide variety of science activities with equipment that is selected by each individual student. The study occurs within an elementary school's Science Enrichment Center and the children work on the experiments suggested by activity sheets. The authors focus on an analysis of the ability of the students to work in the free-choice environment and learn to control variables in science experiments without instructions from the teacher. (Author/SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Note: For related documents, see SE 029 945-946 and SE 029 877-881; Contains light and broken type