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ERIC Number: EJ818938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Supporting Inquiry Processes with an Interactive Learning Environment: Inquiry Island
Eslinger, Eric; White, Barbara; Frederiksen, John; Brobst, Joseph
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v17 n6 p610-617 Dec 2008
This research addresses the effectiveness of an interactive learning environment, Inquiry Island, as a general-purpose framework for the design of inquiry-based science curricula. We introduce the software as a scaffold designed to support the creation and assessment of inquiry projects, and describe its use in a middle-school genetics unit. Students in the intervention showed significant gains in inquiry skills. We also illustrate the power of the software to gather and analyze qualitative data about student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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