Why Does Inquiry Matter? Because that’s What Science is All About!

  • Focuses on understanding what inquiry is, why we should care about it, and how inquiry fits into the teaching and learning of science
  • © 2006
  • This complimentary 35-page PDF booklet is available at the BSCS eStore

One of the greatest challenges is trying to understand what inquiry is. This is because inquiry is one simple word used to describe a complex set of abilities and ideas about science. Why Does Inquiry Matter? Because that’s What Science is All About! shows you how to elevate inquiry to its rightful status in the science curriculum by (1) teaching you to recognize inquiry in the classroom; (2) guiding you to choose instructional materials that promote the teaching and learning of inquiry; (3) stressing the need to implement ongoing professional development programs that help teachers enact a vision of the inquiry-based classroom, support the implementation of new instructional materials, and coordinate assessment priorities with an emphasis on inquiry.

Contents

  1. Inquiry in the Classroom
  2. The Essential Features of Inquiry
  3. The Look of Inquiry
  4. Resources for Learning about Inquiry
  5. Articles of Interest

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