ERIC Number: ED419708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Laboratory Work in Secondary School Science Teaching: Development of Evaluation Methods for the Finnish Comprehensive School with Emphasis on the Biological Sciences and Chemistry. Research Report 80.
Meisalo, Veijo; Eratuuli, Matti; Capaccio, Enrico
This report is one of a series of reports from a research project that focuses on the evaluation of laboratory work in secondary schools. The study focuses on 12 different laboratory tasks from the biology and chemistry courses of the Finnish comprehensive school. Secondary students (N=212) were observed during laboratory sessions and analysis of the data was aided by a relevant observation scale regarding the aims and goals of teaching. The results of the study indicate that it is important to augment the role of practical work in the evaluation of student performance. Problems related to laboratory safety are also discussed. Contains 83 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ., (Finland). Dept. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Finland