ERIC Number: ED356138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The National Student Research Center: The Student Research Center Approach to Instruction Program Development Materials.
Swang, John I.
The National Student Research Center (NSRC) is dedicated to promoting student research and the use of the scientific method in all subject areas across the curriculum, especially science and mathematics. The NSRC facilitates the implementation of a nationally recognized, innovative, and highly effective approach to instruction called the Student Research Center (SRC). The SRC approach to instruction incorporates discovery/inquiry learning, hands-on learning, cooperative learning, interdisciplinary study, self-directed learning, problem solving, and a student centered curriculum. Due to multiple requests for program development materials, this booklet has been developed to describe the Student Research Center program. The booklet includes descriptions of: (1) the SRC approach to instruction that lists the program's 16 educational objectives; (2) the relationship between higher order thinking skills and the scientific method; (3) cooperative learning teams formed in the program; (4) the program as practiced at Mandeville, Louisiana Middle School; (5) the research and publication process; and (6) NSRC scientific research management materials. The development materials include an explication of SRC contracts; a description of editing skills and abstracting requirements; sample abstracts from mathematics and science research; and examples of the research and publication process for experimental and survey research. A comprehensive bibliography includes over 70 entries. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Manipulative Materials, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Research Methodology, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Research, Student Research, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Student Research Center, Mandeville, LA.