Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science

Implications for Teaching,Learning, and Teacher Education

Author: Lawrence Flick,N.G. Lederman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402026722

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This book synthesizes current literature and research on scientific inquiry and the nature of science in K-12 instruction. Its presentation of the distinctions and overlaps of inquiry and nature of science as instructional outcomes are unique in contemporary literature. Researchers and teachers will find the text interesting as it carefully explores the subtleties and challenges of designing curriculum and instruction for integrating inquiry and nature of science.

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design

Choosing Among Five Approaches

Author: John W. Creswell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916070

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

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The Second Edition of this bestselling text once again explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Written in an accessible style, this book relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry. The author compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of quality, and strategies for writing introductions to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing a narrative, and verifying results. New to the Second Edition: - Broader coverage of narrative research - Updated coverage of data analysis, which accounts for programs like Atlas.ti and NVivo, and discusses counting codes more fully - More specific steps for doing research within each tradition

Teaching as Inquiry

Asking Hard Questions to Improve Practice and Student Achievement

Author: Alexandra Weinbaum

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807744574

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 6086


This book offers an engaging and effective approach to improving teacher and student learning. Based on the experiences of three leading educational organizations, the authors provide invaluable, research-based guidelines for incorporating inquiry into teacher's instructional practices and student work as part of the ongoing work of schools. In addition to discussing the lessons learned and questions raised by inquiry work, this volume includes specific considerations for determining who should be involved, what work should be under review, how it should be reviewed, and how such inquiry should be supported by the school.

Guided Inquiry

Learning in the 21st Century

Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau,Leslie K. Maniotes,Ann K. Caspari

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313096155

Category: Computers

Page: 188

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The authors set forth the theory and rationale behind adopting a Guided Inquiry approach to PreK–12 education, as well as the expertise, roles and responsibilities of each member of the instructional team.

Teacher Inquiry

Living the Research in Everyday Practice

Author: Anthony Clarke,Gaalen Lee Erickson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415297943

Category: Education

Page: 247

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Annotation The importance of educational research for professional development and classroom practice is becoming increasingly significant. This collection looks at both enacting teacher research and the methologies involved within it.

Forms of Curriculum Inquiry

Author: Edmund C. Short

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791406489

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This book presents an overview of seventeen forms of inquiry used in curriculum research in education. Conventional disciplinary forms of inquiry, such as philosophical, historical, and scientific, are described, as well as more recently acknowledged forms such as ethnographic, aesthetic, narrative, phenomenological, and hermeneutic. Interdisciplinary forms such as theoretical, normative, critical, deliberative, and action research are also included. These forms of inquiry are distinguished from one another in terms of purposes, types of research questions addressed, and the processes and logic of procedure employed in arriving at knowledge claims.


A Districtwide Approach to Staff and Student Learning

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana,Carol Thomas,Sylvia Boynton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452269300

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district! Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book’s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring Collect and analyze data to inform their questions Share what they have learned through the process with others Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management

Using AI to Facilitate Organizational Development

Author: Sarah Lewis,Jonathan Passmore,Stefan Cantore

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749450711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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Explains the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), World Cafe, Open Space and other conversational approaches for facilitating organizational development (OD).

Appreciative Inquiry Handbook

Author: David L. Cooperrider,Diana Kaplin Whitney,Jacqueline M. Stavros

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576752692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

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"Appreciative Inquiry Handbook explains in-depth what AI is and how it works, and includes stories of AI interventions and classic articles, sample project plans, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, a glossary of terms, and more.

Narrative Inquiry in Practice

Advancing the Knowledge of Teaching

Author: Nona Lyons,Vicki Kubler LaBoskey

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807742473

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 6946


What role does narrative play in building teachers' knowledge? In this timely volume, foremost scholars in the field of education not only open, but they deepen the conversation about the uses of narrative in the construction of teachers' knowledge.