ERIC Number: EJ877882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Managing Inquiry-Based Science: Challenges in Enacting Complex Science Instruction in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms
Harris, Christopher J.; Rooks, Deborah L.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v21 n2 p227-240 Mar 2010
Effectively enacting inquiry-based science instruction entails considerable changes in classroom management practices. In this article, we describe five interconnected management areas that need to be addressed when managing an inquiry-oriented K-8 science classroom. We introduce a pyramid model as a framework for thinking about these management areas and present a brief review of what the research literature says about each area. We propose that enacting inquiry-based instruction requires a different kind of approach to classroom management that takes into account the close-knit relationship between management and instruction. This perspective recognizes the pervasive nature of managing the classroom for inquiry learning.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Science Instruction, Models, Inquiry, Active Learning, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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