ERIC Number: ED419710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Constructivist Viewpoints for School Teaching and Learning in Mathematics and Science. Research Report 131.
Ahtee, Maija, Ed.; Pehkonen, Erkki, Ed.
This research report contains a fairly concise overview of the role of constructivism in the teaching of mathematics and science in Finland. Included papers have been grouped into three parts. The first part, "General Considerations," consists of the seven articles on theoretical considerations, social constructivism, teachers' and pupils' beliefs, geometry teaching, development in physics teaching, constructivism in physics teaching and learning, and the idea of space in geography. The second part, "Research Projects," contains nine papers on the teaching of optics, student teachers' environmental awareness, changing pupils' beliefs, construction and assessment of conceptual and procedural knowledge, mathematics on the child's condition, real-time microcomputer-based laboratory tools, the comparison of teachers' conceptions, mental maps in geographical research and teaching, and teaching the force concept for engineering students. The third part, "Action Research at Schools," includes 12 short reports on the subjects of the teaching of chemistry, the teaching of physics, environmental project work, and the teaching of mathematics as well as two general reports on active working and motivational concepts. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ., (Finland). Dept. of Teacher Education.