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Lucas, A. M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 1971
Descriptors: Biology, Essay Tests, Grading, Tables (Data)
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Lucas, A. M. – Journal of Biological Education, 1971
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Biology, Discourse Analysis, Evolution
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Lucas, A. M. – Australian Journal of Education, 1971
Descriptors: Creativity, Discovery Learning, Inquiry, Science Education
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Lucas, A. M. – Australian Science Teachers Journal, 1974
Many terms such as "balance of nature" and "pollution" are metaphors that are used in many courses. We should analyze terms we plan to use in courses and avoid the use of terms such as "pollution" if we desire to stress rational thinking. (RH)
Descriptors: Environment, Environmental Education, Instruction, Objectives
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Lucas, A. M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1980
Analyzes the relationship between science education and environmental education, paying particular attention to (1) conceptual problems between the two fields, (2) difficulties of including an action component in science education, and (3) problems associated with the use of attitudinal rather than behavioral goals. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Educational Philosophy
Lucas, A. M. – SASTA Journal, 1980
This commentary discusses an unstated assumption made in a Do It Yourself Curriculum Guide, that "any combination (of outcomes you select for your school curriculum) is as good as any other." Other inadequacies in the Guide are included. Discusses also the problems associated with justifying science in the school curriculum. (CS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Materials
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Lucas, A. M. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
Presented are some concerns regarding the relationship between science education and environmental education. Semantic problems, inadequate literature reporting efforts in the field, and the feeling that science education is the vehicle for environmental education are discussed and recommendations made for research and curriculum development. (CS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Environmental Education
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Lucas, A. M. – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Describes entertainment and leisure activities with an information content that serve as informal sources of scientific knowledge available to the community. Discusses the present lack of communication and cross-referencing among the diverse groups concerned with the informal presentation of science and calls for greater sharing of ideas, data,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Community Education, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education
Lucas, A. M. – 1971
A brief outline of the Australian educational system, emphasizing the organization of science education in the various states, provides the framework for a description of the origin, role, and function of the Australian Science Education Project (ASEP) established jointly in 1969 by the Federal and State governments. The aims of the project, all…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education
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Lucas, A. M. – Physics Education, 1988
Surveys British people over age 15 with the purpose of assessing the level of scientific knowledge among the public. Discusses the relationships between highest level of formal education, sex, and the answers given to questions. Illustrates how little school science instruction is remembered into adulthood. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Lucas, A. M. – Science Education, 1972
Reports the presence of a facilitating effect of exposure to a pretest on the Watson-Glaser score and a posttest following grade 12 biology instruction. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Evaluation
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Lucas, A. M. – Science Education, 1972
Describes the establishment and activities of a nationwide cooperative science program designed for grade 7 through grade 10 on the basis of inquiry learning, environmental approach, and Piaget's findings. Includes information about tentative titles, free materials, and publication schedules. (CC)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Program Descriptions
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Lucas, A. M. – Journal of Biological Education, 1980
Describes the origin of "The Web of Life," as an Australian adaptation of the BSCS materials. Reviews various aspects of the influence of these materials on Australian secondary school biology since 1964. (CS)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum
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Lucas, A. M. – Science Education, 1975
Discusses reasons for questioning the underlying assumptions of instruments designed to measure knowledge of the nature of science. Recommends that researchers recognize that conflicting models of science exist, and that each instrument related to these models must specify all philosophic assumptions. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Instrumentation, Measurement, Measurement Techniques
Lucas, A. M., Ed. – 1970
The present situation of biology teaching in Australian secondary schools is described in Part 1 of the proceedings of the 1970 conference on "Biological Education in Australian Secondary Schools." The six papers discuss the relationship of biology to other science and non-science subjects, enrollment trends, teacher qualifications, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Conference Reports, Course Descriptions, Curriculum
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