NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 5 results Save | Export
Symington, David; And Others – 1982
The stand taken in the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--is that primary school science should be centrally concerned with children's present interaction with their world rather than their future science education. Further, it has been decided that one of the LISP(P) foci should be on questions that children ask and how these…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, 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
Symington, David; And Others – 1982
The Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--investigated the questions and explanations primary children have about rocks. Data were collected during teaching sessions from New Zealand students (ages 8-11) and Australian students (ages 10-11). The teaching sessions required the teacher to create a situation in which children generated some…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
Symington, David; And Others – 1982
The Learning in Science Project (Primary--LISP(P)--designed to investigate the teaching and learning of science in New Zealand primary schools, arises from the work of the original Learning in Science Project (LISP). This paper is an attempt to clarify the direction of LISP(P) as it moves toward the central phase of the research. The ideas…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
Symington, David – 1983
The Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--developed a handbook for a unit on "floating and sinking". The handbook contains information about ideas children and scientists have about the topic and several investigations and projects designed to help teachers move children gradually from intuitive explanations toward those which…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science