ERIC Number: ED307137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of the Cognitive and Affective Outcomes of Some Lessons in Geometry.
Happs, John C.; Mansfield, Helen
Secondary school geometry students have been found to have misconceptions concerning parallel lines. Correctional teaching programs did not seem effective in changing these misconceptions. This research describes an attempt to use teaching strategies which take into account current learning theory and which encourages students to be actively involved in constructing a new understanding of parallelism using their own misconceptions as a starting point. Materials developed by the investigators were used by 2 teachers and 12 students. Discussion of the investigation includes teacher and student perceptions of the program and learning outcomes. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).