ERIC Number: EJ863146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Preparing Students to Benefit from Inquiry-Based Activities in the Chemistry Laboratory: Guidelines and Suggestions
Bruck, Laura B.; Towns, Marcy H.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n7 p820-822 Jul 2009
In this paper, we suggest strategies for instructors to use to prepare students for inquiry-based activities. Instructors should ensure that appropriate content material has been covered in lecture prior to implementing inquiry-based activities in the laboratory, and that support is provided to students as they transition from traditional to inquiry-based activities. Other suggestions include modifying teaching strategies in the laboratory, fostering student independence, and communicating reasonable expectations to the students.
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Expectations of Students, Inquiry, Science Activities, Knowledge Level, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Science Process Skills
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