ERIC Number: EJ1080843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Implementing Web-Based Scientific Inquiry in Preservice Science Methods Courses
Bodzin, Alec M.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v5 n1 p50-65 2005
This paper describes how the Web-based Inquiry for Learning Science (WBI) instrument was used with preservice elementary and secondary science teachers in science methods courses to enhance their understanding of Web-based scientific inquiry. The WBI instrument is designed to help teachers identify Web-based inquiry activities for learning science and classify those activities along a continuum from learner directed to materials directed for each of the five essential features of inquiry, as described in Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards (National Research Council, 2000). Implementations of WBI analysis activities in preservice science methods courses are discussed.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Web Based Instruction, Inquiry, Scientific Methodology, Science Education, Science Activities, Program Descriptions, Curriculum Implementation, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum
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