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ERIC Number: EJ1046749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
Going beyond Textbooks: A Study on Seamless Science Inquiry in an Upper Primary Class
Song, Yanjie; Kong, Siu Cheung
Educational Media International, v51 n3 p226-236 2014
This paper reports an initial study on investigating inquiry-based learning in science in an upper primary class guided by an inquiry-based learning model in a seamless learning environment. Two questions are addressed: (1) how students advanced their domain knowledge?; and (2) how students developed their inquiry skills? One teacher and 27 Grade-four students from a local primary school were involved in the study. Six inquiry-based learning lessons focusing on a scientific "rustproofing" learning unit were conducted in a seamless learning environment, initiated in a digital classroom and extended to online discussions on a social network platform. Qualitative data were collected and analysed over two weeks. The results show ways that the students advanced their domain knowledge and developed their inquiry skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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