ERIC Number: ED275506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Science as Inquiry. Fastback 246.
Rakow, Steven J.
The use of the inquiry approach in the teaching of elementary science is examined and advocated in this publication. The position that an inquiry approach is the best way to teach and learn science is upheld and its influence on the development of positive attitudes towards science is stressed. Section titles include: (1) "A Tale of Two Teachers" (contrasting the approaches taken by two science teachers); (2) "What Is Inquiry" (explaining the process of inquiry as it relates to the nature of science, the teaching of science, and the learning of science); (3) "The Learning Cycle: A Model of Inquiry Teaching/Learning" (discussing the stages of this model); and (4) "Status of the Inquiry Approach in Science Education" (including recommendations for promoting the inquiry approach). A list of ten references is also provided. (ML)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Inquiry, Instructional Improvement, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Process Education, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.90 single copy, $0.75 to PDK members).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.