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Symington, David; And Others – 1982
The Learning in Science Project (Primary--LISP(P)--designed to investigate the teaching and learning of science in New Zealand primary schools, arises from the work of the original Learning in Science Project (LISP). This paper is an attempt to clarify the direction of LISP(P) as it moves toward the central phase of the research. The ideas…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
Symington, David; And Others – 1982
The stand taken in the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--is that primary school science should be centrally concerned with children's present interaction with their world rather than their future science education. Further, it has been decided that one of the LISP(P) foci should be on questions that children ask and how these…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Symington, David; And Others – 1982
The Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--investigated the questions and explanations primary children have about rocks. Data were collected during teaching sessions from New Zealand students (ages 8-11) and Australian students (ages 10-11). The teaching sessions required the teacher to create a situation in which children generated some…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education