ERIC Number: EJ534859
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Modes of Engagement in Science Inquiry: A Microanalysis of Elementary Students' Orientations toward Phenomena at a Summer Science Camp.
Rath, Alex; Brown, David E.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v33 n10 p1083-97 Dec 1996
Analyzes videotape data of a summer science camp for elementary school children and characterizes students' orientations when exploring natural phenomena as modes of engagement. Reports that the six frequently observed orientations toward phenomena include exploration mode, engineering mode, pet care mode, procedural mode, performance mode, and fantasy mode. Discusses implications for instruction. (18 references) (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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