ERIC Number: ED282825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Different Goals of Inquiry Teaching. Technical Report. Report No. 6458.
Inquiry teaching forces students to actively engage in articulating theories and principles that are critical to understanding a domain. Inquiry teachers have three distinct goals: (1) to help students construct a given theory or set of principles; (2) to help students construct novel theories or principles; and (3) to teach students how to pose questions so they will have self-monitoring skills. Inquiry teaching should be considered one of the teaching methods that the effective teacher interweaves with other methods. This combination forces students to articulate their knowledge as strategies, principles, and theories that they can call upon in different contexts, and teaches students questioning skills so that they can learn new domains or solve novel problems on their own. Examples of teachers using this method and their strategies are given. (A personnel directory is appended). (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: BBN Labs, Inc., Cambridge, MA.