ERIC Number: EJ446435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
A Comparison of the Classroom Dynamics of a Problem-Solving and Traditional Laboratory Model of Instruction Using Path Analysis.
Pizzini, Edward L.; Shepardson, Daniel P.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v29 n3 p243-58 Mar 1992
Compares models of the classroom dynamics for a traditional laboratory setting and a problem-solving-centered environment, both at the eighth grade science level. Descriptive data indicate no differences in the models, whereas path analyses suggest that, in the problem-solving model, student behaviors significantly correlate to lesson structure, class setting, and teacher-student interaction. (22 references) (JJK)
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Experimental Groups, Grade 8, Learning Strategies, Path Analysis, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A