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Science education : a minds-on approach for the elementary years / Eleanor Duckworth... [et al.]

Coauthor Duckworth, Eleanor Country Estados Unidos. Publication Hillsdale, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, cop. 1990 Description VIII, 191 p. : il. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-8058-0543-5 CDU 501:372.85 372.85:501
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Monografia Biblioteca de Ciências da Educação
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The authors of this book, leaders in the fields of cognitive and elementary science, recognize the importance of teaching science to elementary-age children, not only to ensure their success through the school years, but to encourage them to develop a scientific and rational way of thinking.

The focal point of Science Education is an analysis of the role played by four principal factors of the game called "science teaching"-- the teacher, the child, the topics, and the methods. As the debate continues over the failure of our public education system to properly educate children, this important work offers new methods to promote thinking processes, stimulate interest, and resolve problems encountered by teachers. It does so by proposing a theoretical framework for organizing lessons into more interesting, non-rhetorical formats.

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The intent of this book is to propose fundamental changes in the way elementary school science is taught. The four authors accomplish this through a description and analysis of science teaching that reflects their conception of how science is actually done. In addition, the authors explore aspects of learning, curriculum, and teacher/student roles. The theoretical basis of the authors' work is strongly influenced by Piaget. The rich descriptive detail of teaching and learning sets this book apart from more typical "educational research." Because of the implications for both pre- and in-service teacher education, this book is most appropriate for graduate students and faculty in schools of education. -L. E. Graver, Wethersfield Public Schools

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