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ERIC Number: ED042659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 10
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Questions About Questions in Social Studies.
Hunkins, Francis P.
Three unproven assumptions may account for the expository teaching used in new social studies which are designed for inductive teaching. 1) It is assumed that teachers and pupils ask questions of a high cognitive level, whereas research and informal observation support the opposite view. 2) Discovery learning requires a pure inductive strategy. 3) Innovations in school design and scheduling will facilitate new methods. A fourth assumption, that inservice teacher training in questioning strategies will alter teachers' questioning techniques, will be tested by a pilot study involving 30 teachers in two treatment groups and one control group. The first group will be instructed in specific questioning techniques; the second will consider articles that deal generally with the value of asking questions. The control group will receive no inservice training. The dependent variable will be scores on the Teacher-Pupil Question Inventory developed by Davis and Tinsley. Also to be studied are correlations between treatments and pupil achievement in social studies. SO 000 086 is a related document. (DJB)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.