ERIC Number: ED454274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Assessing: Inquiry Learning in Science.
This paper states that there is a tradition of inquiry learning in science that dates at least to the 1950s and early 1960s. Inquiry learning approaches are still in fashion in that the teacher facilitates learning and a hands-on approach to actively involve students. Process approaches are still being used, and the aspects of science education that were stressed in the early 1960s are still relevant. Inquiry teaching, however, has not advanced very much since the early 1960s, because teachers do not seem to be well prepared to handle student inquiry because they lack background knowledge in the sciences or the resources necessary to teach science. Some of the problems in implementing an inquiry learning approach are identified. Communication and acceptance will be required to work out a solution to these dilemmas. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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