ERIC Number: ED231672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Investigations in Science Education. Vol. 9, No. 2.
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Mayer, Victor J., Ed.
Investigations in Science Education, v9 n2 1983
Critiques of 10 articles reporting research studies focused on various aspects of attitude development in science education and of six research articles related to investigations of learning and cognitive development are contained in this issue. Seven of the attitude articles describe investigations designed to change the attitudes of both pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers so that these individuals will hold more positive attitudes toward the teaching of science to elementary school pupils. Two other attitude articles are focused on students' reactions to the use of live animals in high school biology courses. The tenth attitude article provides a discussion of students' attitudes about marine education. Within the cluster of six articles about learning and cognitive development in science are included research focused on (1) correlates of formal reasoning, (2) the development of seven Science Reasoning Tasks for use in assessing the cognitive development of individuals when tested in groups of 20 or more, (3) formal operational ability and the teaching of science processes, (4) effects of textbook study questions on student learning in science, (5) synthesizing research on ability and science learning, and (6) synthesizing the effects of age and developmental levels on science learning. (PEB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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