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ERIC Number: EJ909139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1446-6120
The Benefits of Using Authentic Inquiry within Biotechnology Education
Hanegan, Nikki; Bigler, Amber
Science Education Review, v9 n2 p56-59 2010
A broad continuum exists to describe the structure of inquiry lessons (Hanegan, Friden, & Nelson, 2009). Most teachers have heard inquiry described from a range of simple questioning to completely student-designed scientific studies (Chinn & Malhotra, 2002). Biotechnology education often uses a variety of inquiries from cookbook laboratory investigations to authentic inquiries. We examined how authentic inquiry, in the form of student-designed original scientific research projects, impacted learning. In this paper we also describe how students expressed that authentic inquiry in biotechnology education enhanced their understanding. (This paper is a summary of Hanegan & Bigler, 2009)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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