ERIC Number: ED309040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Adolescent Development and School Science. Based on the Proceedings of an International Seminar Held at King's College Centre for Educational Studies (London, England, September 1987).
Adey, Philip, Ed.; And Others
This book contains the proceedings of a seminar that investigated the impact of cognitive and social development on the teaching of science in secondary schools, and the possible ways in which the science curriculum could be a context in which adolescents' development could be positively influenced. Six plenary papers were presented: (1) "Research on Advanced Reasoning, Concept Acquisition, and a Theory of Science Instruction" (Anton E. Lawson); (2) "Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water? Or Populations in Change?" (Michael Shayer); (3) "Theory in Practice: How to Assist Science Teachers to Teach Constructively" (Peter J. Fensham); (4) "Changing Conceptions" (Rosalind Driver); (5) "Physics Education and Students' Development" (Marie-Genevieve Sere and Annick Weil-Barais); and (6)"Science Teaching from a Developmental Perspective: The Importance of Central Conceptual Skills" (Robbie Case). A total of 22 papers from six working groups on the different aspects of adolescent cognitive development are included. A list of participants is appended. (YP)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Misconceptions, Piagetian Theory, Schemata (Cognition), Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 242 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-1906 (hardcover: $55.00, ISBN-1-85000-428-5; paperback: $24.00, ISBN-1-85000-429-3).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings; Books
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