ERIC Number: ED263004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Science Out-of-School with Special Reference to Biology.
Meyer, G. Rex, Ed.; Rao, A. N., Ed.
This book contains a selection of previously unpublished papers from an international Asian symposium on out-of-school science activities. These papers include: "Educational and Social Values of Out-of-School Science" (Peter Kelly); "School Versus Out-of-School: An Artificial Dichotomy" (William Mayer); "Biology of Leisure" (A. Rao); "Influences of Out-of-school Activities on Concept Formation in Science" (Gerhard Schaefer); "Problems and Prospects of Popularising Science and Technology Through Non-school Activities--Some Thoughts on the African Situation" (Michael Atchia); and "The Continuing Professional Development of School Teachers for Out-of-school Science Activities" (G. Rex Meyer). The volume also includes papers addressing regional trends and case studies: "Development of Out-of-school activities in Science Education in Jordan" (Elias Baydoun); "A Checklist of Out-of-school Science Activities in Kuwait" (M. Subbarini and A. Kablaoui); "Out-of-school Science Activities in Malaysia" (Cheong Siew Yoong); "Field Trips and School Camps--Developments in British Columbia" (Fred Gornall); "Out-of-school Activities in Japan for Primary and Secondary schools" (Kozo Imahori); "Out-of-school Science Activities--Retrospect and Prospects in the Caribbean" (Winston King); "Out-of-school Science Activities in the Federal Republic of Germany--An Historical Note" (Gerhard Schaefer); and five papers on out-of-school biology activities in Singapore. The conclusion contains the paper "The Place of Out-of-school Science in General Education--Current Trends and Future Prospects" (G. Rex Meyer). (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Instruction, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Programs, Teachers, Zoos
Professor A. N. Rao, Secretary, ANBS, Botany Dept., National Univ. of Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 0511 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: International Union of Biological Sciences. Commission for Biological Education.; Asian Network for Biological Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Singapore