ERIC Number: EJ1130808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
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.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Learning Modalities, Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Role, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cognitive Style
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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