ERIC Number: ED434002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Practical Work in School Science: Which Way Now?
Wellington, Jerry, Ed.
This book attempts to reflect on the value and purpose of practical work as part of the science curriculum: why are practical exercises so necessary and what do they contribute to the science learning process? The chapters in this book examine issues such as: how practical work is perceived by students and teachers; the possibilities and perils of moving to a virtual lab; the limitations of current hands-on work and valuable alternatives to it; the connections between practical work in science education and authentic science; and what role experimentation plays in current educational practice. (WRM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments, Misconceptions, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Simulation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Routledge, 19 W. 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 (hardback: ISBN-0-415-17492-9; paperback: ISBN-0-415-17493-7).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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