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ERIC Number: EJ938882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Talking Science: Developing a Discourse of Inquiry
Hackling, Mark; Smith, Pru; Murcia, Karen
Teaching Science, v56 n1 p17-22 Mar 2010
A key principle of inquiry-based science education is that the process of inquiry must include opportunities for the exploration of questions and ideas, as well as reasoning with ideas and evidence. Teaching and learning Science therefore involves teachers managing a discourse that supports inquiry and students engaging in talk that facilitates their learning. This article outlines the role of talk in science learning, distinguishes between types of discourse, argues that types of talk need to be matched to phases of scientific inquiry, and develops a pedagogical framework that supports a discourse of inquiry. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia