ERIC Number: ED068450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development of An Inquiry Teaching Strategy and a Teachers Training Module for Elementary Science. Final Report.
Bass, Joel E.
This project involved the development of a manual for science teachers to use in improving their use of selected inquiry teaching behaviors. The behaviors are asking observation questions, asking interpretation questions, acknowledging and reinforcing pupil responses, extending pupil responses, and probing pupil responses. The manual, Handbook on Questioning and Using Pupil Responses in Teaching Science, was evaluated and revised through field tests with elementary teacher education students who studied the manual and practiced the teacher behaviors in science lessons taught to elementary pupils. An analysis of covariance of the results of a test on classifying teacher behaviors administered in a pretest-posttest control group design indicated that the students who participated in the main field test improved significantly in their ability to identify the behaviors. Frequency counts of the use of the teacher behaviors were made for 12 subjects, all of whom taught the same topics on two separate occasions. Analysis of the data yielded a pattern in the group's average use of the behaviors in the two lessons. The pattern can be used in establishing performance standards for teacher trainees. A 24-item bibliography and appendixes with related materials are included. (Author/MJM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Educational Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Coll., Huntsville, TX. Dept. of Education.