ERIC Number: ED040856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Principles of Enquiry in the Conduct of Enquiry and in Curriculum Development.
Connelly, F. Michael
Analyzed is the relationship of different guiding principles of inquiry to the "topics" of inquiry: problems, facts, hypotheses, interpretations, and conclusions or outcomes. The idea of structure-function is given as an example of one guiding principle in biological inquiry, and homeostasis as another. It is argued that the guiding principle used determines how the subject matter is analyzed, so that problems, facts, hypotheses, interpretations and outcomes will be seen differently and related to each other in different ways under different guiding principles. The implications of this analysis for curriculum development are discussed. (EB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Science Teaching Association of Ontario (Toronto, Ontario, November, 1969)