Secondary students` perceptions of a constructivist-informed teaching and learning environment for geometric optics

Hubber, Peter 2005, Secondary students` perceptions of a constructivist-informed teaching and learning environment for geometric optics, Teaching science, vol. 51, no. 1, Autumn, pp. 26-29.

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Title Secondary students` perceptions of a constructivist-informed teaching and learning environment for geometric optics
Author(s) Hubber, Peter
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 51
Issue number 1
Season Autumn
Start page 26
End page 29
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1449-6313
1839-2946
Summary This article describes an exploration of a class of secondary school students perceptions of a constructivist informed teaching and learning environment for geometric optics. The students perceived the environment as one where they could freely express their ideas and be involved in activities. What was also apparent in this exploration was the students' preference for a classroom that involved small group discussions to whole class discussions that reflected a need for time to think about issues. They also have a preference for relevant, practical work that tests their ideas and a preference to have fewer notes that they construct themselves rather than notes dictated by the teacher.

NT: Refereed article. Includes bibliographical references.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002960

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education
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