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Learning Science Through Inquiry

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Teacher-TalkInquiry is the email discussion list for Learning Science Through Inquiry. Participants in the workshops, content guides, and Channel staff will participate in this discussion list throughout the broadcast of the workshop series.

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From: Stine, Annette (Stine-A@TROY.K12.OH.US)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 14:36:07 EDT

  • Next message: petering227@cs.com: "Re: [Teacher-talkinquiry] session 4"

    I loved the quote on the last tape... "Don't limit children to only knowing
    what you know." My science teaching in the past was like that because I
    didn't know how to develop inquiry skills in students. There is a lot of
    science content knowledge that I've taught while I wondered in the back of
    my head "why do the students need to know this?" If they learn HOW to be
    good questioners and investigators, then the trivial content knowledge has
    less value. "Learn it for the test and then forget it" types of behaviors
    will decrease if the learning is relevant to what the child will need for
    life. If students ever need to know more information about a topic and
    they've learned in school how to be good learners, then they'll be able to
    find out the information that they need.

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