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ERIC Number: ED417946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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Art as a Probe of Scientific Inquiry.
Rakow, Steven J.
This study investigates the development of an understanding of scientific inquiry by preservice teachers as a result of their participation in a five-week elementary science methods class. The study was done in response to changes in state standards for teacher education in Texas and focuses on the effectiveness of a one-hour methods course in science on inquiry. Data collected by way of the final examination suggest that students in this course develop an understanding of scientific inquiry. Further investigation via a free written response to a particular work of art involving methods students (N=115) provided results demonstrating that even a short-term exposure to a science methods class can result in a change in vocabulary. These changes are compatible with an inquiry approach to elementary science teaching. Contains 2 appendices and 3 data tables. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas