ERIC Number: ED212489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Proceeding of the Annual Science Education Conference (7th, Claremont Teachers College, Perth, Western Australia, July 1981). Theme: Science Education in the Eighties.
Western Australia Science Education Association.
Eight addresses given at the Seventh Annual Science Education Conference at Claremont Teachers College in Perth, Western Australia are presented. The general conference theme was "Science Education in the Eighties." In the first paper, four areas of special opportunity for science education in Western Australia (W.A.) are identified: goals and curricula, the environment, examinations, and graduate programs. The second speech discusses systematic research designed to increase knowledge of classroom processes that optimize learning of specific science outcomes. The third traces efforts to disseminate the primary science syllabus in W.A. An evaluation report of the Physical Science Project is given in the fourth paper and the fifth paper describes an education center program and the role that these centers can play in teacher in-service in W.A. The next paper reports the findings of a study that investigated the effect of how well a student gets along with the science teacher on achievement, attitudes towards science, and academic self-concept. The seventh address promotes the use of the library as a resource for teaching science. The final paper describes a model for self-evaluation of teaching effectiveness in science. (DC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Science Education Association.