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ERIC Number: EJ1130808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Changing the Instructional Model: Utilizing Blended Learning as a Tool of Inquiry Instruction in Middle School Science
Longo, Christopher M.
Middle School Journal, v47 n3 p33-40 2016
Educators need to delve further into effective ways to spark student interest, motivation, and curiosity both in the middle school classroom and in the online environment. A thoughtfully crafted blended learning process, infused with inquiry learning, can provide students with opportunities to collaborate, think critically, and pose questions, both in the classroom and online. Middle school teachers can introduce this style of teaching by infusing a classroom inquiry model with the following characteristics: engagement, multiple modes of instruction, choice in activities, collaboration, and support/challenge. Despite potential barriers to this method, blended learning combined with inquiry instruction is a beneficial way to deliver instruction in multiple formats, and address the learning styles of middle school students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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