ERIC Number: ED229254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Excellence in Science Education. Proceedings of Annual Curriculum Update Conference (June 18-23, 1982).
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Horizons Committee met in Iowa City (Iowa) before the 1982 Curriculum Update Conference. The committee was charged with planning a new future of science education. The thinking of the members of the Horizons Committee provided the framework for the 1982 conference. These proceedings represent a record of the thinking, deliberations, and outcomes of their efforts and, in a sense, represent a status report concerning the directions envisioned by some of the current leadership in science education. Areas and issues addressed include: aspects of a renewal in schooling and education; learning from past mistakes; status of precollege science/mathematics education; computer use in the science curriculum; activity-based curriculum projects for societal issue courses (includes a bibliographic list of activities/projects matched to science/society issues); a brief review of the Individualized Science Instructional System (ISIS); naive conceptions of science and instruction; and NSTA's 1982 Search for Excellence program. Other areas/issues considered include developing creativity as a result of science instruction; crisis in the science classroom; linking teacher behaviors to student outcomes; science educators and policy makers; teaching citizens about science/technology, relevance in science education; need for solutions for lingering problems; and supervision and teaching perspectives. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Concept Formation, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Relevance (Education), Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Supervision, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.