ERIC Number: EJ625529
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Expectancy Effect in Secondary School Biology Laboratory Instruction.
McComas, William F.; Moore, Lisa S.
American Biology Teacher, v63 n4 p246-52 Apr 2001
Discusses the effects of expectancy on learning in a life science instructional laboratory exercise. Contends that prior knowledge directs the act of observing. Investigates the role of prior conceptions on secondary school students' ability to observe scientific phenomena. (Contains 30 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A