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Hazelworth, Maureen S.; Wilson, Beth E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Four sessions of coed outdoor adventure camp were evaluated to determine the effects on self-concept of the teenage participants. Differences in results were attributed to differences in the organization of each camp session. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Organization
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Wellington, Jerry – Physics Education, 1990
Examined is the contribution that hands-on, interactive centers can make to science education. The characteristics of informal and formal learning are compared and discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits, Experiential Learning
Tisher, Richard P., Ed. – 1987
A diversity of themes are addressed in the papers presented in this document; they include new topic areas as well as concerns that have been cited in previous issues. The papers focus on such topics as: (1) problem solving; (2) cognition; (3) the learning environment; (4) energy education; (5) the use of diagrams; (6) scientific methodology; (7)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, College Science, Elementary School Science
Dynan, Muredach B., Ed.; Fraser, Barry J., Ed. – 1985
Some researchers have argued that students often learn to operate in two domains, the domain of the science context in school, and the domain of everyday life outside of school. Outside of school, students are exposed to many media from which to learn science concepts. This document is one of a series on research seminars at the Western Australian…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Churchman, David – 1984
Education is one important role of zoos, but there is relatively little research on the extent to which zoos are serving this role. Traditional methods for collecting and analyzing such information have significant disadvantages in zoo settings and should be supplemented (not replaced) by nonreactive measures. To test this concept, teams of…
Descriptors: Animals, Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Course Descriptions
Knapp, Michael S.; And Others – 1988
This project is concerned with the development of procedures and plans for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to use in assessing its initiatives on an ongoing basis. This work is meant to complement another review of NSF's investment opportunities by estabishing a sound basis for designing and carrying out assessments aimed at any of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Assessment
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Maarschalk, Jan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1988
Identifies two stages in research on scientific literacy; a composite saturation stage in which definitions covered all objects of science education, and a stage when researchers focused on small manageable portions of scientific literacy. Describes formal, nonformal, and informal science teaching. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education