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Title Developing children's thinking through science / Ronald D. Anderson ... [and others]
Published Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1970]

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Description xi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Establishing a Working Philosophy : Science-What Is It? Characteristics of Scientists. Real Science and Elementary School Science. Historical Overviews of Elementary-School Science. Performance Objectives: A Blueprint for Action : The Purposes of Education. Preparing Objectives. Objectives-A Taxonomy. Objectives Stated in Terms of Performance. Can All Objectives Be Stated in Terms of Performance? Should Objectives Be Stated in Terms of Performance? Methods and Techniques : The Problem-Solving Approach. The Development of Models. Mystery Boxes, or Gift-Wrapped Problem-Solving. The Learner and Questioning. Conducting the Laboratory. Teacher Demonstrations: "On Stage Everybody." Summation. Creativity in Teaching : Characteristic Traits of Creative Persons. Setting the Stage for Creativity in Science. An Intellectual Atmosphere. Physical Conditions. A Climate for Creative Expression. Science Is a "Natural" for Creativity. The Learning of Science : So Much Verbalism?-An Introduction. Consideration of Learning as Behavioral Change. The Intellectual Development of the Child. The Hierarchy of Learning. What Happens When Learning Takes Place? Plain Talk: A Summary. Curricular Design : Complex and Strong Influences. Basic Curricular Questions. Sources of Answers. Purposes of Education. Selection of the Content of the Curriculum. The Main Conceptual Schemes of Science. Major Items in the Process of Science. Organization of the Curriculum. Selection of the Learning Activities. Implementing Curricular Programs. Resources : Software for Science Teaching. Classroom Facilities. Hardware for Science Teaching. Audiovisual Aids. Dollars and Sense. Areas of Vital Concern : Barriers to an Effective Program. Selecting the Elementary-School Science Curriculum. Motivation. Concern for the Individual. Attitude Development. Levels of Student Achievement. Science in the Departmental Program. Team Teaching. On the Firing Line : Now It's up to You. The Year in Preview. Unit Development. Learning Theory into Practice. Extending Classroom Activities. Evaluating Children's Progress : Measurement and Evaluation. Situation Techniques for Formal Evaluation. Guidelines for Constructing Paper-and-Pencil Tests. Essay Tests. Short-Answer Tests. True-False Tests. Matching Items. Multiple-Choice Tests. Picture Tests. Grading and Reporting. Techniques and References : Working with Materials. Using Equipment. Some Things To Do. Caring for Plants and Animals. Reference Charts and Tables
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Author Anderson, Ronald D.
LC no. 72098453
ISBN 0132042142