ERIC Number: ED309084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
"Contributions of Piaget to Science Education." Science Education. Science Curriculum Concept Paper #2.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This paper discusses the implications of Piaget's theory to science education. The first section of the paper, "What Science Teachers Need To Know: Scientific Knowledge and Its Source," describes three sources of students' knowledge and corresponding educational practices. The second section, "Functions of Intelligence," discusses the concept of knowledge and provides a table comparing the traditional ideas, Piaget's science of knowledge, and its educational implications of eight functions of intelligence, including perception, learning, error, problems, imitation, language, imagery, and memory. The third section, "Conclusions," discusses the understanding of several Piagetian terms, teaching implications, and the goals of science education. The last section, "References," is an annotated bibliography on functions of intelligence, development of students' activity, developmental psychology, genetic epistemology, structures, education, and other works. A total of 42 references are listed. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Note: For another concept paper see SE 050 739.