ERIC Number: ED075292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-17
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Inquiry in the Social Studies.
Feely, Ted M., Jr.
An investigation of the function of the term "inquiry" in the field of social studies is made in this conference paper. Inquiry as an activity of student investigation is examined. The distinction is made between student-centered and scholarly-based inquiry in social studies classes. Two perspectives are discussed--inquiry as a process and inquiry as described in terms of the meanings, conceptual structures, or understandings which the inquirer brings to and takes from his encounters with the data of experience. The author concludes his discussion with his definition of inquiry teaching as any and all teaching activities directed toward securing student inquiry. (SHM)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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Note: Paper presented at conference on Aspects of the New Social Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, May 18-19, 1972)