ERIC Number: ED236030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Learner's Way and the Teacher's Way. A Whole-Staff Workshop on Student Learning Difficulties. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 55.
This workshop is based upon work and findings of the Learning in Science Project, a research project which investigated problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science. The workshop program, including activities which have been shown to impact on teacher thinking, is designed to focus attention on learning problems in classrooms, stimulate thinking about student perceptions in learning, and share in Learning in Science Project findings. Activities include: (1) a survey of ideas children have about phenomena/events; (2) investigating behavior of particles; (3) reviewing responses to the survey; (4) reviewing the investigation of particle behavior; (5) small group examination of five learning problems (lessons viewed as isolated events, student perceived purpose of tasks not same as teacher's purpose, students' perceptions of activities do not include understanding of critical design features which teachers assume they do, views students hold in connection with ideas associated with a particular activity/lesson, students do not see significance of their activities in ways that teachers assume they do); and (6) large group discussion of the five problems. Survey of ideas questionnaire, answer sheets, and other workshop materials are provided in appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teacher Workshops
University of Waikato, Science Education Research Unit, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Waikato Univ., Hamilton (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand