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ERIC Number: ED407224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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Blended Sciences: Lessons Learned.
Wang, HsingChi A.; And Others
This paper is a review of the literature concerning the history and current state of blended science instruction. The goals of blended science instruction are to provide learners with a liberal science education and to develop scientifically literate citizens. The term "blended science instruction" refers to various means of reconnecting traditional instructional disciplines. This paper reviews the integrated, unified, and coordinated approaches to science instruction. It also addresses the philosophical, psychological, pedagogical, and pragmatic justifications for a blended science curriculum; student assessment within blended science instruction; and teachers' self-efficacy and resistance to change. The difficulty of replacing traditional departmentalized curricula is noted, and the benefit to students of making changes that will enhance their ability to understand is stressed. Contains 63 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California