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ERIC Number: EJ798815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
Process-Oriented Inquiry--A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Science Education: Teaching Teachers to Do Science
Martin, David Jerner; Jean-Sigur, Raynice; Schmidt, Emily
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v17 n2 p13-26 Fall 2005
Process-oriented inquiry can help preservice and inservice early childhood teachers implement constructivist science education in their own classrooms. In this article, we discuss the basic elements of process-oriented inquiry applied to early childhood science education, show how we foster the development of process-oriented inquiry teaching skills with our preservice early childhood education students, and argue that the validity of children's conclusions is more important than right or wrong answers. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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