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Memis, Esra Kabatas; Seven, Sabriye – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of guided, inquiry-based laboratory activities using the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach and self-evaluation on students' science achievement. The study involved three sixth grade classes studying an electricity unit taught by the same primary school teacher. Before the study began, one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Heuristics, Grade 6
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Bruce, Bertram C. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2008
Stories are how we make sense of experiences, thus providing the historical sense of life. To paraphrase Dewey, extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience enables us to do the same for our pasts. The continual reconstruction of the past in the light of the present is integral to full engagement with the present…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Social Theories, Inquiry