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Kuhn, David J. – Science Education, 1970
Reviews the philosophical basis and rationale for the secondary school level biology methods course at Mankato State College. Course emphasizes these topics and activities: science curriculum developments, textbooks, student presentations, laboratories; lesson plans, demonstrations, continuing project, evaluation, controversial issues; curriculum…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Instruction
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Schaff, John F. – Science Education, 1974
One of a series (see SE 511 542 - 544) of articles dealing with views of individual science educators concerning the future of secondary science education as exemplified by developments at the individual's college or university. Discussed in this article are implications arising from competency based teacher education programs. (PEB)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Competency Based Education, Instruction, Opinions
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Piper, Martha K. – Science Education, 1976
Factors related to the success of implementing elementary school science program changes are discussed. Decisions must be based on continuing teacher needs assessments, strengths and weaknesses of the maintenance system, community awareness, and observations of consequent student behavior. (BT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Science, Instruction, Program Development
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Kelsey, Kenneth W. – Science Education, 1977
Describes a performance based teacher education study, with 27 student teachers. Investigated were cognitive statements, reinforcement patterns, effects of treatment on individuals, identification of individuals responding well or poorly, and performance criteria specified in measurable terms. Results indicated methods employed were effective. (SL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Lamb, William G. – Science Education, 1977
Evaluates a module for training science teachers to ask cognitive questions. (SL)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Inquiry, Instruction
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Mayer, Victor J. – Science Education, 1976
A follow-up study of teacher education programs in earth science reveals few changes in instructional methods and course requirements, and shows little progress in adopting nationally-developed recommendations for an interdisciplinary approach. (MLH)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum, Earth Science, Educational Research
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Voss, Burt – Science Education, 1975
Elaborates on remarks that occurred during a panel discussion on "Secondary Science Teacher Education: Where are We Going?" Remarks relate to the gap between the practitioners of education (the secondary school teachers) and the scholar (the collegiate science educator). (GS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inquiry, Instruction, Science Education
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Sonnier, Isadore L. – Science Education, 1975
Presents a discussion of philosophy and psychology related to science education. Three classroom modes are suggested and discussed: Authoritarian Eclectic, and Self-directed. Various modes are compared with a model of Contemporary Philosophies. (EB)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Educational Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology
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Herron, J. Dudley; Wheatley, Grayson – Science Education, 1974
Considers elements of instructional theory that pertain to activities that occur before the teacher confronts the student, deals with in-class performance, and presents a communications model to illustrate the interconnected parts of the instructional system. (GS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Theories, Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Lunetta, Vincent N. – Science Education, 1975
Describes the preservice science teacher-preparation program at the University of Iowa. Clinical experiences include training in self-instructional modules, individualized instruction, case studies, levels of intellectual development, teaching style, classroom communications, and elementary activity-centered teaching. (MLH)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Curriculum, Educational Programs, Higher Education
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Hewson, Peter W.; Hewson, Mariana G. A'B. – Science Education, 1988
Analyzes the concept of teaching from various aspects. Reviews research on students' conceptions of natural phenomena, conceptual change, and teacher thinking. Suggests an appropriate conception of teaching science. (YP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Instruction
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Wall, Charles A. – Science Education, 1973
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, History, Instruction
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Rowe, Mary Budd, Ed.; DeTure, Linda, Ed. – Science Education, 1975
The editors of this review have focused on four purposes: (1) to portray the state of knowledge in science education, (2) to describe any existing trends, (3) to identify areas which need to be researched, and (4) to provide tentative answers to pertinent problems, if any seem to emerge from the research. Research studies reviewed have been…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Research, Instruction
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McCormack, Alan J.; Bybee, Rodger W. – Science Education, 1971
Summarizes Piagetian developmental psychology, and describes a study in which trainee elementary school teachers administered Piagetian tasks to pupils. During this time the teachers were being instructed in the development of children's thought processes. Results support the continued use of the method. (AL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, Elementary School Science
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Schuck, Robert F. – Science Education, 1971
Student teachers instructed in techniques of deliberate set induction produced greater achievement and retention in their students than student teachers given no instruction in this teaching technique. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Research, Instruction, Science Education
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