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Tasker, Ross, Ed.; Lambert, John, Ed. – 1981
The Learning in Science Project established that children from a young age construct out of their everyday experiences views which they use to establish their world and that these views are remarkably resistant to replacement by scientifically more useful views. Although science lessons tend to be based upon activities which are designed by…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development
Tasker, Ross, Ed.; Lambert, John, Ed. – 1981
The Learning in Science Project established that children from a young age construct out of their everyday experiences views which they use to explain their world and that these views are remarkably resistant to replacement by scientifically more useful views. Although science lessons tend to be based upon activities which are designed by teachers…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development
Tasker, Ross, Ed.; Lambert, John, Ed. – 1981
Learning in Science Project findings have highlighted the quality of interaction between students and teachers as the key to effective learning. Major aspects of this interaction include focusing attention, linking to children's science, encouraging discussion, guiding investigations, challenging ideas/findings, and helping the restructuring…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development
Stead, Keith – 1982
This research sought to identify reasons why the study of science was being rejected by girls and Polynesian students. From eight schools chosen to give a representative coverage of ethnic grouping (Maori, European, Pacific Island) and type (single sex, coed, rural, urban, primary, intermediate, secondary), 20 Form 1 to 4 classes were administered…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development
Bell, Beverley; And Others – 1981
Four papers to be used in conjunction with video-tapes developed by the Learning in Science Project are presented. Topic areas of the papers focus on: (1) animals; (2) electric current; (3) force; and (4) science activities. The first paper presents transcripts of class discussions focusing on the scientific meaning of the word animal. The second…
Descriptors: Animals, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development
Tasker, Ross – 1982
This workshop is based upon work and findings of the Learning in Science Project, a research project which investigated problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science. The workshop program, including activities which have been shown to impact on teacher thinking, is designed to focus attention on learning problems in classrooms,…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
Happs, John C. – 1981
The Learning in Science Project has adopted the view that science teaching might be improved if teachers can be given some appreciation of students' views of the world and the beliefs, expectations, and language that learners bring to new learning situations. This investigation looks at the topic of soil, one of the basic resources of New Zealand…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development
Happs, John C. – 1982
The Learning in Science Project has adopted the view that science teaching might be improved if teachers can be given some appreciation of students' views of the world and the beliefs, expectations, and language that learners bring to new learning situations. This investigation compares and contrasts views that children and scientists have on…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Earth Science
Happs, John C. – 1982
The Learning in Science Project has adopted the view that science teaching might be improved if teachers can be given some appreciation of students' views of the world and the beliefs, expectations, and language that learners bring to new learning situations. This investigation compares and contrasts views that children and scientists have on…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Earth Science
Happs, John C. – 1982
The Learning in Science Project has adopted the view that science teaching might be improved if teachers can be given some appreciation of students' views of the world and the beliefs, expectations, and language that learners bring to new learning situations. This investigation focuses on the views that children (N=34) may have about rocks and…
Descriptors: Classification, Concept Formation, Crystallography, Curriculum Development
Stevens, K. J. – 1987
The key to New Zealand's future prosperity lies in the promotion of science and technology. Two major issues are identified: (1) the need to close the scientific and technological manpower gap that is increasingly being experienced; and (2) the need for a re-organized system of vocational education. The implications for teaching and learning in…
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Government Role
Wagemaker, H. – 1987
It is suggested that significant differences remain between ethnic groups in New Zealand, specifically the Maori and the non-Maori, or "Pakeha" (a term used by the Maori for New Zealanders of European descent), in terms of educational achievement. This gap exists despite emphasis placed on education as a means of reducing social…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
Wagemaker, H. – 1986
As exemplified by New Zealand, the nature of educational policy research is shaped by political and social factors that impinge upon the research environment. Following a description of the educational system and research funding methods, this paper analyzes three areas that affect policy research in New Zealand and addresses relevant social…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Bird, Lisa – 1986
This study examined the effect of three aspects of the testing context--physical privacy, anonymity, and offers of help from a tester--on children's expectations. Performance of 96 11-year-old boys and girls on a pictorial recall memory task in a simulated test was evaluated. The subjects were divided into eight different groups varying on the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Expectation, Foreign Countries, Helping Relationship
Osborne, Roger – 1982
This paper proposes some possible areas of research and tentative theoretical guidelines for the Learning in Science Project (Primary)-- LISP(P). This new project, designed to investigate the teaching and learning of science in the primary school, arises from the work of the original Learning in Science Project (LISP). LISP(P) has two…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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