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Freyberg, Peter; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters, science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Tasker, Ross – 1980
Observational techniques were employed to gain insights into students' experiences from three perspectives (learner, teacher, and observer) as related to four aspects of a set task (nature of the task, including its purpose; how the task was carried out; perceived significance of outcomes achieved; and significance of outcomes in terms of science…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
Symington, David; Osborne, Roger – 1983
Science programs provided for primary school have not always been successful. A major reason suggested is that some programs place demands on teachers which many teachers find difficult to meet and which give rise to concerns which restrict their development as teachers of science. Based on the work of the the Learning in Science Project…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science