Latest Inquiry-based learning Stories

2008-02-15 03:00:00

By Baker, William P Barstack, Renee; Clark, Diane; Hull, Elizabeth; Goodman, Ben; Kook, Judy; Kraft, Kaatje; Ramakrishna, Pushpa; Roberts, Elisabeth; Shaw, Jerome; Weaver, David; Lang, Michael Abstract: Student writing skills are an important concern for every teacher. This is especially true when using inquiry-based approaches in the science classroom. Writing promotes critical- thinking skills and construction of vital scientific concepts and challenges ingrained misconceptions. Yet, many...

2007-04-26 06:00:14

By Kind, Per Morten; Kind, Vanessa INTRODUCTION Creativity, the ability to produce novel and appropriate work (Sternberg &c Lubart, 1999), is one of humanity's most important traits. The concept applies to historic novelty, generating ideas and artefacts that arise for the first time in human history, and to individual novelty; ideas and artefacts new to the person who creates them (Boden, 1990). Despite its importance, creativity is not yet fully established as a mainstream topic in...

2006-11-01 06:01:43

By Mastropieri, Margo A; Scruggs, Thomas E; Norland, Jennifer J; Berkeley, Sheri; Et al This investigation compared quantitative outcomes associated with classwide peer tutoring using differentiated hands-on activities vs. teacher-directed instruction for students with mild disabilities in inclusive Sth-grade science classes. Thirteen classes of 213 students (109 males; 104 females), of whom 44 were classified with disabilities, participated in 12-week sessions in a randomized field trial...

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