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ERIC Number: ED190519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Documenting the Attitudinal, Cognitive, and Behavioral Effects of a Graduate Science Methods Course Using Unobtrusive Measures: A Descriptive Study.
Gardella, J. Ronald
Personal observations suggest that conventional evaluation methods used in methods courses heighten rather than alleviate the insecurity of teachers who suffer from science anxiety. The primary purpose of this study was to explore the benefits of a graduate science methods course that used a nonthreatening evaluation method. This method consisted of "contrived observations," or lists of new experiences or "firsts" occurring during the course. The "firsts" were further documented by the "anecdotal diary" that all the teachers kept while taking the course. The enthusiasm of the methods course participants in this study suggests that a nonthreatening evaluation system can be effective in reducing anxiety associated with teaching science. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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