ERIC Number: ED302414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Using Prediction in a Science Learning Cycle: A Pilot Study and Proposed Research.
Good, Ron; And Others
The science learning cycle developed by Robert Karplus and others in the 1960's has been a useful model for many science teachers and researchers. This model stresses the use of structured inquiry to organize knowledge acquisition and problem solving. Recent research in the cognitive science tradition, however, has shown that learning and problem solving are dependent upon more than general reasoning abilities. Intuitive views of the natural world, as seen by children, are often inconsistent with scientific views. These prescientific views must become known to both teachers and students before the correct conceptions can be constructed. The research described in this paper extends earlier research on the process of prediction which has been recognized as a key to determining the value of scientific theories. Included are a summary of the research questions, background information, a description of the pilot study and its results, a description of proposed future research, and a list of 45 references. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (61st, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, April 10-13, 1988).