ERIC Number: ED468028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-12
Theory into Practice--The Translation of Research Findings into the Classroom.
This paper discusses a research project that investigated the effectiveness of student surveys administered to eighth grade students on student involvement and learning. The surveys are called "Thinking About" and are presented at the beginning of each chapter in Core Science Textbooks. Two exercises were chosen for the study--chemical or physical reactions, and the language of chemistry. Results suggest that a simple survey can reveal students' ideas and act as a suitable starting point for the initial study of science or further study of a topic. (Contains 15 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Science Teachers Association (50th, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 8-13, 2001).