ERIC Number: ED201500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Effects of Reasoning Workshops on the Teaching Strategies of Secondary Science Teachers.
Lombard, Anne S.
A study investigated whether teachers who participated in "Science Teaching and The Development of Reasoning" workshops felt they utilized the ideas of the workshop in changing their learning style and methods. It determined the nature and extent of changes made which were consistent with the intent and philosophy of the workshop and identified those factors teachers perceived as either facilitating or hindering their ability to make changes. Of the 1000 teachers who participated in the workshop, 110 teachers answered a 29 item questionnaire which included items on demographic data, application of workshop ideas, and a five-point Likert scale concerning the philosophy of the workshop. Individual interviews (N=20), telephone interviews (N=20), and the Stages of Concern Questionnaires (N=21) were also used to assess participants' attitudes and use of workshop ideas. Findings indicate positive responses in attitudes, teaching styles, and methods as a result of the workshop. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, Ellenville, NY, April 5-8, 1981). Contains occasional light and broken type.