Teaching as Inquiry

Teaching as Inquiry

This book offers an engaging and effective approach to improving teacher and student learning.

Author: Alexandra Weinbaum

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807744573

Category: Education

Page: 172

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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.
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Teaching as Inquiry

Teaching as Inquiry

This text helps teach pre-service teachers the art of inquiry--instilling in students a sense of wonder, curiosity, asking questions, looking for answers, and making sense of the world in different ways.

Author: Lynn T. Hill

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UVA:X004802171

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 618

This text helps teach pre-service teachers the art of inquiry--instilling in students a sense of wonder, curiosity, asking questions, looking for answers, and making sense of the world in different ways. The authors see teaching as an art that supports the learner in multiple ways, using different tools that are responsive to their individual orientation or to their multiple intelligences. Teaching as Inquiry is based on best practice and centers around the philosophies of Reggio Emilia, as well as Dewey, Vygotsky, Piaget, Gardner and others. The book has a unique structure that focuses on helping future teachers understand the theory and apply it practically. Each chapter begins with a story from the classroom, followed by a list of questions to be considered throughout the chapter. "Think About It" boxes ask students to pause and reflect, and each chapter ends with suggestions for "Getting Started" as well as Web resources and suggested readings.
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Teaching as Inquiry with a Focus on Priority Learners

Teaching as Inquiry  with a Focus on Priority Learners

This book shows how teaching as inquiry can be built into the everyday work of classrooms to make a difference for all students, particularly priority learners.

Author: Lindsey Conner

Publisher: Nzcer Press

ISBN: 192723171X

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This book shows how teaching as inquiry can be built into the everyday work of classrooms to make a difference for all students, particularly priority learners. Based on findings from the Secondary Student Achievement project, it is richly layered with whole-school, classroom and learner perspectives. The author highlights the successes that emerged as teachers re-examined their curriculum and teaching practices with the goal of raising the achievement of the priority learners they had identified. The introduction takes the reader back to the basics of what teaching as inquiry is and then the book steps through aspects of the inquiry process, from identifying students' needs to developing feedback loops to evaluate student progress and teacher learning. It's a focused and deep approach, with just four or five students the subject of inquiry at a time. The research took place in secondary schools but the issues and strategies and the interactions with students will have resonance for all practitioners. This is a professional learning approach with wide application across sectors, as well as internationally. Detailed and varied case studies and guiding questions engage readers and will get them started on their own teaching as inquiry journey. Professor Lindsey Conner is the Director of the Science and Technology Education Research Lab at the University of Canterbury. Previously, Lindsey has been a teacher educator at the Christchurch College of Education and University of Canterbury, and a secondary school biology teacher and Head of Department. She has also been a national examiner, a developer and examiner of national standards assessments, and an international consultant on developing science curricula and assessment practices and development projects on teacher education.
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Teaching as inquiry

Teaching as inquiry

Author: Sharon Vincz Andrews

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1050119375

Category: Education

Page: 24

View: 631

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Teaching for Inquiry

Teaching for Inquiry

Inquiry is a crucial vantage point for teaching information literacy, but where can school librarians turn for help meeting those standards?

Author: Ruth V. Small

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 1555707556

Category: Education

Page: 152

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The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL's) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner define "inquiry" as a "stance toward learning in which the learner is engaged in asking questions and finding answers, not simply accumulating facts presented by someone else that have no relation to previous learning or new understanding. Inquiry follows a continuum of learning experiences, from simply discovering a new idea or an answer to a question to following a complete inquiry process." Inquiry is a crucial vantage point for teaching information literacy, but where can school librarians turn for help meeting those standards? Written by a "dream team" of school library leaders, Teaching for Inquiry will focus on this process, helping school library media specialists actively engage and motivate their students in learning. The authors go over the most important instructional models and help readers integrate these and new standards into their own teaching. The book even comes with a companion Web site including videos of librarians teaching and student learning that bring the various teaching techniques and motivational strategies described in the book to life! The planning tools, models, and methods featured in Teaching for Inquiry will provide essential guidance to librarians looking to engage their students in the world of information.
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Geography as Inquiry

Geography as Inquiry

Geography as Inquiry invites teachers and learners to explore geography in exciting ways, across key concepts, connected to history and the social sciences, reestablishing its place in the social studies and history curriculum.

Author: Mark Newman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475810431

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 104

Geography as Inquiry invites teachers and learners to explore geography in exciting ways, across key concepts, connected to history and the social sciences, reestablishing its place in the social studies and history curriculum.
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Boats Balloons Classroom Video

Boats  Balloons   Classroom Video

This book describes some of the important discoveries these teachers made "doing" science for themselves and the profound effect this kind of experience had on their teaching practice.

Author: Ann S. Rosebery

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015045623280

Category: Science

Page: 138

View: 650

Boats, Balloons, and Classroom Video lets you take part in a unique professional development experience in which a group of teachers collaborated with educational researchers and scientists to conduct their own scientific investigations and to explore their students' learning in the classroom. This book describes some of the important discoveries these teachers made "doing" science for themselves and the profound effect this kind of experience had on their teaching practice.
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Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry

Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry

This text is accompanied by an access pack to Pearson's "myeducationlab.

Author: Joel E. Bass

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132353296

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry introduces prospective and experienced teachers to the science content and teaching strategies necessary to teach science in contemporary ways. Traditional learning focuses on learning about things. The teacher dispenses the information and the student receives it. The inquiry approach emphasizes how we learn things rather than just what we know. Instead of just memorizing facts, students are actively involved in learning. Learning becomes fun when students are fascinated by something and it reflects their interests, goals, and experiences. The primary focus of this book is on the 5-E Model (Engaging, Exploring, Explaining, Elaborating, and Evaluating,) a Learning Cycle Model that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards. The inclusion of these standards will provide all readers a useful framework for making instructional decisions. Classroom scenarios throughout the book illustrate strategies of inquiry instruction and introduce readers to important science concepts. The scenarios also provide opportunities for readers to develop more science knowledge themselves. For the instructor whose sole focus is methods, the ten chapters of this core text scaffold concepts and illustrate instructional models to help readers understand the inquiry approach to teaching.
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Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting

Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting

" This volume guides you to find new ways of helping students further along the path to science literacy.

Author: Julie Luft

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781933531267

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 942

Science as Inquiry was created to fill a vacuum. No other book serves as such a compact, easy-to-understand orientation to inquiry. It’s ideal for guiding discussion, fostering reflection, and helping you enhance your own classroom practices.
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The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand

The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand

This new edition has been fully updated to exemplify the latest research and align with the current New Zealand context.

Author: Mary Hill

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 9780170416771

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 649

The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand contains a wealth of information that pre-service teachers need to know in order to learn to teach effectively. Written specifically for the New Zealand setting, it highlights the range of knowledge and skills that teachers require in order to make a positive difference to their students’ lives. This new edition has been fully updated to exemplify the latest research and align with the current New Zealand context. New chapters on topics such as effective teaching in modern learning environments, Maori learners and diverse learners add new depth to the text and sit alongside a new introductory chapter that welcomes students to the profession of teaching in New Zealand. Throughout the text many case studies, activities and stories from real-life teachers and students help readers to link the theory to their classroom practices.
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Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry

Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry

Acknowledging the importance of national standards, offers case studies, tips, and tools to encourage student curiosity and improve achievement in science.

Author: Douglas Llewellyn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761939385

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 379

Acknowledging the importance of national standards, offers case studies, tips, and tools to encourage student curiosity and improve achievement in science.
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Teaching Science as Investigations

Teaching Science as Investigations

This book provides teachers with a series of carefully developed 5-E inquiry lesson models.

Author: Richard Moyer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39076002665706

Category: Education

Page: 339

View: 793

This book provides teachers with a series of carefully developed 5-E inquiry lesson models. The lessons are standards-based and organized to provide a sequential development of physical, life, and earth/ space science concepts appropriate to use directly with students in K-8 classrooms. Each lesson series focuses on one element of science teaching. Learning how to teach science is thus embedded in the context of authentic learning cycle lessons.
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Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry

Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry

A few of the highlights of this new seventh edition are: Each activity is keyed to the NSES Standards, further developing new and experienced teachers' fluency with a standards-based science classroom.

Author: Joel E. Bass

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0136156800

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 260

"Research tells us that an inquiry approach to science teaching motivates and engages every type of student, helping them understand science's relevance to their lives, as well as the nature of science itself. Teaching Science as Inquiry demonstrates a manageable way for new and experienced teachers to bring inquiry successfully into the science classroom through a 2-part structure: Methods for Teaching Science as Inquiry and Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry. The Activities portion follows the 5-E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate), a Learning Cycle model introduced in the methods chapters that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards."--pub. desc.
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Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science

Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science

This book synthesizes current literature and research on scientific inquiry and the nature of science in K-12 instruction.

Author: L B Flick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402058141

Category: Education

Page: 457

View: 520

This book synthesizes the most current literature and research on scientific inquiry and nature of science in K-12 instruction. It is unique in its presentation of the distinctions and overlaps of inquiry and nature of science as instructional outcomes. The text would be appropriate for individuals preparing to become science teachers as well as experienced teachers. 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.
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Teaching Science as Inquiry

Teaching Science as Inquiry

The use of the inquiry approach in the teaching of elementary science is examined and advocated in this publication.

Author: Steven J. Rakow

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076000536297

Category: Inquiry (Theory of knowledge)

Page: 32

View: 276

The use of the inquiry approach in the teaching of elementary science is examined and advocated in this publication. The position that an inquiry approach is the best way to teach and learn science is upheld and its influence on the development of positive attitudes towards science is stressed. Section titles include: (1) "A Tale of Two Teachers" (contrasting the approaches taken by two science teachers); (2) "What Is Inquiry" (explaining the process of inquiry as it relates to the nature of science, the teaching of science, and the learning of science); (3) "The Learning Cycle: A Model of Inquiry Teaching/Learning" (discussing the stages of this model); and (4) "Status of the Inquiry Approach in Science Education" (including recommendations for promoting the inquiry approach). A list of ten references is also provided. (ML)
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The Teaching of Science

The Teaching of Science

In The Teaching of Science: 21st-Century Perspectives, renowned educator Rodger Bybee provides the perfect opportunity for science teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, and science teacher educators to reflect on this question.

Author: Rodger W. Bybee

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781936137619

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 190

What should citizens know, value, and be able to do in preparation for life and work in the 21st century? In The Teaching of Science: 21st-Century Perspectives, renowned educator Rodger Bybee provides the perfect opportunity for science teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, and science teacher educators to reflect on this question. He encourages readers to think about why they teach science and what is important to teach.
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Biology Inquiries

Biology Inquiries

This book provides a diverse series of excellent labs and activities that will serve as stepping stones that lead to an inquiry based biology classroom— a place where all students can experience the joy of developing their understanding ...

Author: Martin Shields

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787976521

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 990

Biology Inquiries offers educators a handbook for teaching middle and high school students engaging lessons in the life sciences. Inspired by the National Science Education Standards, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice. With exciting twists on standard biology instruction the author emphasizes active inquiry instead of rote memorization. Biology Inquiries contains many innovative ideas developed by biology teacher Martin Shields. This dynamic resource helps teachers introduce standards-based inquiry and constructivist lessons into their classrooms. Some of the book's classroom-tested lessons are inquiry modifications of traditional "cookbook" labs that biology teachers will recognize. Biology Inquiries provides a pool of active learning lessons to choose from with valuable tips on how to implement them.
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Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research

Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research

This text is designed for use with face-to-face instruction as well as with hybrid and online teaching formats and includes questions at the end of each chapter as well as websites with additional information.

Author: Carolyn Babione

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118588734

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores the concept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and prepares students in teacher education courses and programs to conduct research in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensive experience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher training and teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guides students through the background, theory, and strategy required to successfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the book tackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the second part provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry research projects across a range of school settings, content areas, and teaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics such as: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding the teaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power and voice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on modern developments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfully guides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand the importance of their involvement in studying and researching their classroom settings, giving a better understanding of how their beliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.
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Inquiry Guided Learning

Inquiry Guided Learning

With eight institutional case studies drawn from colleges and universities in English-speaking countries, this volume provides a clear description of inquiry-guided learning based on best practice.

Author: Virginia S. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118299234

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 364

Is inquiry-guided learning a universal answer for various teaching and learning ills in higher education? With eight institutional case studies drawn from colleges and universities in English-speaking countries, this volume provides a clear description of inquiry-guided learning based on best practice. It also provides a window into the dynamics of undergraduate education reform using inquiry-guided learning, with a helpful final chapter that compares the eight institutions on key dimensions. This issue is a valuable resource for: Institutions attempting undergraduate reform through inquiry-guided learning Practitioners and scholars of inquiry-guided learning Instructors seeking good texts for courses on higher education administration Administrators seeking to understand and lead undergraduate education reform. This is the 129th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. New Directions for Teaching and Learning offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
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Inquiry Science Teaching A Fire to Be Kindled

Inquiry Science Teaching  A Fire to Be Kindled

What is it exactly? And how can a teacher perform an inquiry lesson? This book begins by exploring this concept, then challenges the reader in an unconventional manner to take a stand about how they teach science.

Author: Stephen DeMeo

Publisher: Educe NY

ISBN: 9780983712046

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 527

The notion of Inquiry is often difficult for a science teacher to get a handle on. What is it exactly? And how can a teacher perform an inquiry lesson? This book begins by exploring this concept, then challenges the reader in an unconventional manner to take a stand about how they teach science. Step by step instructions are given to help the novice as well as the experienced middle and high school teacher to effectively conduct inquiry lessons. This book is linked to over six hours of video - providing teachers with model inquiry lessons in biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Additionally, video-based evaluative guidelines are included to help teachers reflect on their instruction and improve how they conduct inquiry lessons. Coupling a clearly articulated process of doing inquiry, with video and self-assessment, science teachers will be empowered to take their instruction to the next level, and by so doing facilitate their students' understanding of science. (Please note that links within this book must be copied and pasted into your browser to function correctly.)
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