ERIC Number: ED209105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Investigations in Science Education, Vol. 7 No. 4. Expanded Abstracts and Critical Analyses of Recent Research.
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Mayer, Victor J., Ed.
Investigations in Science Education, v7 n4 1981
Presented are analytical abstracts, prepared by science educators, of four research studies classified as relating to science curricula, four studies about learning, and one study on the evaluation of an instrument designed to measure students' orientation toward science. Three of the curriculum studies each relate to a specific curriculum project or course while the fourth placed in this group (Israeli pupils' understanding of the mole concept) because the abstractor suggested the necessity of knowing more about the curriculum within which the concept of the mole was presented. One of the learning studies investigates Piaget's ideas of cognitive development while the other three relate to a specific learning theorist, namely, Gagne, Guilford, and Ausubel. The final analysis describes an investigation of the empirical validity of Meyer's Test of Interests. Each abstract includes: (1) bibliographic source of the research study; (2) summary of the purpose, rationale, design, and procedure of the research; and (3) the abstractor's analysis. (DS)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, College Science, Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning, Measures (Individuals), Research Methodology, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Teacher Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Science and Mathematics Education.