Children's Informal Ideas in Science by P. J. Black, A. M. Lucas

By P. J. Black, A. M. Lucas

The information that kids have approximately technology techniques have for the previous decade been the topic of a wealth of foreign examine. yet whereas the realm has been powerful when it comes to info, it has suffered from a scarcity of conception. kid's casual rules in technological know-how addresses the query of no matter if kid's rules approximately technology may be defined in one theoretical framework. Twelve various methods mix to take on this relevant factor, each one taking a intentionally severe point of view. The participants handle such topics as values in learn, the social building of data and the paintings of Piaget in a wealthy contribution to the talk with out claiming eventually to solve it. The authors finish with a dialogue of the way a conception may be outfitted up, in addition to feedback for tactics forward within the examine.

Show description

Read or Download Children's Informal Ideas in Science PDF

Similar science for kids books

Technology, Science Teaching, and Literacy: A Century of Growth

This e-book profiles the academic use of know-how within the technology lecture room from 1900 to the current day. Drawn from a range of assets - from instructor bills of lecture room perform, and modern study debts of the easiest educating practices with know-how - it examines styles of implementation with recognize to the study room use of expertise.

Materials Science Research Trends

Fabrics technology contains these elements of chemistry and physics that take care of the houses of fabrics. It encompasses 4 sessions of fabrics, the learn of every of that may be thought of a separate box: metals; ceramics; polymers and composites. fabrics technology is usually known as fabrics technological know-how and engineering since it has many purposes.

STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8

Deliver STEM to life for students with zombies, rockets, celebrities, and extra STEM to tale: mesmerizing and powerful Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8 evokes studying via enjoyable, attractive, and significant lesson plans that fuse hands-on discovery in technology, know-how, engineering, and math (STEM) with artistic writing.

Additional info for Children's Informal Ideas in Science

Sample text

Piaget (1977), discussing the problem of the attainment of formal operations wrote: Our third hypothesis would state that all normal subjects attain the stage of formal operations or structuring if not between 11–12 to 14–15, in any case between 15 and 20 years. However, they reach this stage in different areas according to their aptitudes and their professional specialisations: the way in which these formal structures are used, however, is not necessarily the same in all cases. (Piaget 1977) Piaget’s theory and children’s conceptions 35 OTHER LIMITATIONS Piaget’s work has a number of other more general limitations which, although not having an immediate relevance to science education, are important in terms of whether or not a theory has applications in a wider educational context.

As mentioned earlier, the move from the epistemic to the ordinary individual is a difficult one, and the extent to which such factors could affect attainment is still largely unknown, most of the research in this area being carried out in non-western cultures where yet other factors are at work. Piaget (1977), discussing the problem of the attainment of formal operations wrote: Our third hypothesis would state that all normal subjects attain the stage of formal operations or structuring if not between 11–12 to 14–15, in any case between 15 and 20 years.

Science, Technology and Human Values. 16: 99–105. Chapter 2 The relevance of Piaget to research into children’s conceptions Joan Bliss INTRODUCTION Research into children’s ideas about science and mathematics—whether known under the title of ‘alternative frameworks’, ‘misconceptions’, ‘preconceptions’, etc. —has at least one important characteristic in common with the work of Piaget: it takes the child’s view of the world seriously. Piaget was one of the first to put forward the notion that children construct their own knowledge, this knowledge being seen as different in kind from that of an adult, evolving and changing over the years.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 49 votes