Course 1 - The Science Inquiry Framework - A student-centered approach
to teaching science through Inquiry. Now Open!
Do you follow the 5-E lesson plan, but find that your lessons are still heavily teacher-centered? Do you want to open up your lessons to more student-centered inquiry? In this VLE, we will explore the Science Inquiry Framework for teaching and doing science and will compare three different levels of hands-on inquiry that you can implement immediately in the classroom.
Introduction to the Science Inquiry Framework as an effective pedagogy for teaching science
Importance of Inquiry
Comparison of the Inquiry framework with the traditional 5-E model
Practice with three different levels of inquiry science
How various hands-on approaches can be quite different from each other and can support entirely different learning objectives.
Immediate Application in the Classroom
Teachers will understand the science inquiry framework as an effective approach to facilitating hands-on science learning
Teachers will develop the pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary to employ the science inquiry framework in their classroom.
Teachers will engage students in increasingly student-led inquiry lessons and units