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Affective science teaching

Schibeci, R. (1977) Affective science teaching. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Western Australian Science Education Association, 20th September 1977, Secondary Teachers College, W.A pp. 44-57.

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One of the chief goals of science curriculum development projects has . been to stimulate student interest in science. This is one aspect of affective science teaching.

A number of dimensions in affective science teaching can be distinguished:
1. attitudes to science (involving like vs dislike of science or scientists);
2. attitudes in science (often called “scientific attitudes”);
3. attitudes to the “attitudes in science”.

What is the role of each of these dimensions?
What emphasis should these dimensions receive in a science curriculum?
What guidance does the literature provide in these areas?
The paper will examine these issues and the possible usefulness of a taxonomy for the affective domain of science education.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Western Australian Science Education Association
Copyright: 1977 WASEA
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