ERIC Number: EJ575079
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Learning Is Born of Doubting: Cultivating a Skeptical Stance.
Whitin, David J.; Whitin, Phyllis
Language Arts, v76 n2 p123-29 Nov 1998
Argues that skepticism is the force that keeps inquiry in motion. Describes how two fourth-grade classes' ongoing investigations of birds fostered a skeptical stance. Relates stories from these classrooms to illustrate three strategies that support learning to be skeptics: examining knowledge in context; challenging the assumptions of models; and exposing the limitations of statistical information. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Pleasure and the Language Arts.