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ERIC Number: ED046818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-24
Pages: 11
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Training Teachers to Teach Inquiry Through the Use of "Inquiry Models" In the Teaching of College History Courses.
Keller, Clair W.
Much of the responsibility for poor teaching of history at the secondary level lies with those who teach college history rather than those who teach teachers. One approach to new methods of history instruction is the development and use of inquiry models. Crucial to this approach is the involvement of students and teacher in model building--an element frequently lacking in "packaged inquiry" materials, which often stifle the opportunity for self-generated questions and pre-define the scope of investigation. The most difficult task of model building is getting students to understand the process and ask the kinds of questions which will enable them to gather the data needed to accomplish the goals--in the example used here--determining the causes of the American Revolution. Once this is accomplished, it is time to begin actual model building, which consists of 3 steps: 1) determine area of investigation, 2) establish requirements for solving problem, and 3) gather data. The model has several uses--for investigation, as shown here, for evaluating historical interpretations, and hypothesis testing. Finally, to determine whether students can build inquiry models, one can use individual models, or devise an exam which tests this ability. ("Steps in Model Building" and "Inquiry Model for the Causes of the American Revolution" are appended.) (JLB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, National Council for the Social Studies, New York, New York, November 1970