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ERIC Number: EJ878091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Community-Based Inquiry Lessons
Song, Youngjin; Ahlswede, Donna; Clausen, Christina; Herbig, Laura; Oliver, J. Steve
Science Teacher, v77 n3 p61-65 Mar 2010
The National Science Education Standards suggest that students work as real scientists in the classroom (NRC 1996; 2000). To accomplish this task, the authors developed community-based inquiry lessons (CBILs) that provide students with the opportunity to solve problems as a class, based on the concept of whole-class inquiry (WCI) presented by Gallagher-Bolos and Smithenry (2004; 2008; 2009). This article discusses the basic premises of CBIL and presents practical guidelines for teachers who want to learn more about building authentic inquiry-based classrooms. (Contains 4 figures and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A