ERIC Number: ED413188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Inquiry Strategies for Science and Mathematics Learning: It's Just Good Teaching.
Science and mathematics reform standards call for inquiry teaching methods that enable students to contribute their own ideas and to pursue their own investigations. Inquiry involves activities and skills that focus on the active search for knowledge of understanding to satisfy a curiosity. This publication is intended to furnish K-12 teachers with both research-based rationale and recommendations for effective techniques that can be applied in today's complex and changing classrooms. Sections include: "What is Inquiry?"; "Why Use Inquiry?"; "Inquiring into Pendulums in Manhattan, Montana"; "Creating an Inquiry-based Classroom"; "Implications for Curriculum"; "Planning an Inquiry Lesson"; "Classroom Discourse and Questioning"; and "Challenges of Inquiry-based Teaching". Twenty-five resources, 8 support organizations, 16 on-line resources, and 13 suppliers are included. Contains 31 references. (DKM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. School Improvement Program.