ERIC Number: EJ466014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Teaching a Hypothesis Testing Strategy to Prospective Teachers.
Piburn, Michael D.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v3 n2 p42-46 Spr 1992
Investigates teaching propositional logic (hypothesis testing and scientific reasoning) to preservice teachers enrolled in an elementary science method course (n=48). Results indicate that students scored higher on a posttest of the Propositional Logic Test than on the pretest. Authors conclude that even a brief intervention in logic can improve the thinking of prospective teachers. (PR)
Descriptors: Education Majors, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Higher Education, Hypothesis Testing, Logical Thinking, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Concepts, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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