ERIC Number: ED442622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
The Science of Thinking, and Science for Thinking: A Description of Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE). Innodata Monographs 2.
Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) is an innovative teaching approach born out of research into cognitive development based largely on the work of Piaget, and also incorporating fundamental tenets of Vygotsky's theories of learning. The program aims to improve children's thinking processes by accelerating progress towards higher-order thinking skills. CASE focuses on enhancing students' capabilities in understanding scientific concepts, science being an area of the curriculum that has always presented particular difficulties for the majority of pupils. Rather than being intended as an alternative science curriculum, CASE is designed to be an intervention program within the existing curriculum. It originally targeted students between 11- and 14-years-old. This monograph describes the underlying psychology behind the CASE program, its planning and implementation, and the program's successes. (Contains 24 references.) (WRM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Developmental Stages, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Theories, Piagetian Theory, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Thinking Skills
International Bureau of Education, P.O. Box 199, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland. For full text: http://www.ibe.unesco.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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