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ERIC Number: ED518605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Facilitating Scientific Inquiry using CITYgreen and the Problem-Study Framework
Hagevik, R.
Online Submission, Meridian: A Middle School Computer Technologies Journal v11 n1 2008
The "Problem-Study" framework is an approach to learning and lesson design in which the strategies and skills that make science a form of creative, critical, and analytical thinking are made explicit. This framework was used to design and analyze a place-based inquiry approach to learning about the environment with teachers and students using the CITYgreen software, an extension to ArcView 3.x by ESRI. It was found that using the "Problem-Study" framework to guide the design and evaluation of the curriculum as well as assessment of student learning was successful. Teachers learned how to build engaging, real-world projects to teach geography; enhance the students' computer skills; improve math and science knowledge; and to develop an understanding of how ecosystems function. Students' problem-solving skills improved. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A