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ERIC Number: ED137203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
Inquiry Teaching: Some Applications for Geography Teachers.
Marsh, Colin J.
Some characteristics of inquiry training which make it applicable to geography instruction are described. The first section reviews various conceptual approaches and provides frameworks for the study of inquiry teaching. The second section presents two case studies which illustrate inquiry teaching approaches to a geographic study of world population distribution. The two cases represent widely divergent classroom styles, with one teacher taking a highly cognitive stance with his students and another teacher indicating more concern with development of student interests in geography. Presented for each of the class types are six beginning inquiry activities, eight inquiry process techniques, and three inquiry debriefing techniques. Sample techniques include focus setting, clarifying, suggesting and designing an operation, identifying inquiry processes, probing for intent or function, and probing for student's theory. The third section identifies some limitations of inquiry teaching such as lack of suitable evaluation instruments, insufficient teacher preparation in effective uses of inquiry training, limited curriculum materials, and poor dissemination of existing materials. References are included. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Books
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