27 Jul 2014
July 27, 2014

Teacher – A Professional

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Parents are primary educators of their children. Parents serve as teachers primarily through their day-to-day actions, their reactions, and their interaction within the family context. Children absorb, internalize, and personalize experiences with parents. Perhaps the most critical area in which parents serve as teachers is in the development of the child’s self-concept, which begins forming.. read more →

Inherent in all individual is an impulse to grow. Human growth has additional dimensions, that is, to develop a more adequate structure and the ability to function better. Piaget (1973) argued that children do not receive knowledge passively, but rather, discover and construct knowledge through activities. Malcom Knowles suggested that the educators as a result.. read more →

Abstract Phenomenological primitives play a vital role in learning science.  Phenomenological primitives are primitive notions which stand without significant explanatory substructure or justification.  Phenomenology makes a distinction between appearance and essence.  Phenomenology is the study of essence.  Phenomenology deals with question of what is the nature or meaning of something.  This is different from naïve.. read more →

This paper presents results of an experimental study to compare the effects of three modes of analogy presentation—verbal, pictorial and computer simulation. Two hundred and sixty-six ninth-standard students were randomly assigned to the three treatment conditions. Five pre-test and two post-test measure were obtained. The five pre-test measures were—prior achievement in language, prior achievement in.. read more →

12 Jul 2014
July 12, 2014

Physical Science Study Committee

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Decisions about formal education are always a matter of dispute, since it is a matter of making choices (Kliebard, 1977) about: what should be taught? How it should be taught? Why it should be taught? To whom? Should knowledge be distributed differentially based on capacities and or destinations? Answers to these questions emerge from complex.. read more →

A combination physical science class with students from grades 9-11 was observed in a multi-ethnic school for a period of three weeks. The investigator observed and audiotaped seven class periods, each of 59 minutes duration, interviewed three science teachers, and collected documents such as seating charts, student grade reports, work sheets, question papers, etc. There.. read more →

Abstract New learning is intertwined with what already exist in learners’ cognitive structure. Learners are more likely to construct an interpretation that agrees with their notions of reality and or misconceptions. The objective of the present study is to shed some light on the misconceptions of seventh-grade students more specifically on the concepts related to force, motion, structure of.. read more →

Abstract New learning is intertwined with what already exist in learners’ cognitive structure.  Learners are more likely to construct an interpretation that agrees with their notions of reality and or misconceptions.    The objective of the present study is to shed some light on the misconceptions of seventh-grade students more specifically on the concepts related to.. read more →

ABSTRACT Constructivism involves learner’s activation of several cognitive processes such as paying attention and selecting relevant information, organizing information and integrating incoming information with existing knowledge. Cognitive constructivism is a system of exploration of how learners, as individuals, adapt and refine knowledge. In contrast to cognitive constructivism, social constructivism views knowledge as primarily a cultural product. Cognitive constructivism focuses on the.. read more →

10 Jul 2014
July 10, 2014

Lesson Planning – A Typology

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Planning is very important in instruction as in any enterprise. Adopting a top-down planning strategy, there are three levels to the planning of instruction. The plan of instruction for a particular academic year of a particular subject is decided at the beginning of the year. There are several factors that are to be considered in.. read more →