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ERIC Number: EJ907332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Facilitating Students' Ownership of Learning in Science by Developing Lifelong Learning Skills
Fleming, Keith; Panizzon, Debra
Teaching Science, v56 n3 p27-32 Sep 2010
Learning is most effective when the scientific context used in the classroom is a transformed extension of the students' real world and so inspires students' intrinsic motivation, encouraging students to ask meaningful questions and seek their own answers through an inquiry or investigative approach. The Student Owned Learning Model (SOLM) provides a pathway for transferring ownership of, and responsibility for learning, from the teacher to the student and reflects the way scientists and others construct and verify answers to their questions, thereby promoting the development of students' lifelong learning strategies. In so doing, SOLM is a powerful springboard for teachers implementing the futures-oriented draft National Curriculum (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2010). (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia