ERIC Number: ED398059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Science Achievement and the Pupil.
This document is a collection of papers dealing with science achievement and teaching and learning strategies. The first paper, "Quality in the Science Curriculum," discusses quality objectives, quality learning opportunities, quality methods of instruction, quality in the philosophy of education, and quality evaluation procedures. It argues that for learners to achieve optimally, science teachers need to select objectives carefully, emphasize the best learning opportunities, implement methods of instruction that encourage learners to grow, develop, and attain as much as possible, use a philosophy of education that guides students to do as well as possible in ongoing science lessons and units of study, and assess learner progress effectively. The second paper, "Reading Achievement in Science", describes methods that science teachers can use to guide student reading and emphasizes the need for higher levels of cognition in science reading. The third paper, "Portfolios and the Pupil," discusses the development and use of portfolios to indicate the quality of school work that has been accomplished. The fourth paper, "Improving the Science Curriculum," discusses realism, experimentalism, idealism, and existentialism in the science curriculum, and the psychology of education. Contains 22 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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