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Reconsidering the Character and Role of Inquiry in School by Duschl and Grandy (Acrobat (PDF) 301kB Jul11 06)

Right click on a PC or control click on a MAC to download the paper from the link above. This paper highlights philosophical, historical, cognitive, and scientific developments that have shaped the nature of inquiry within scientific endeavors and discusses implications for the role of inquiry in science education programs.

Thumbnail of book cover of Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards

Inquiry in Science and Classrooms (Acrobat (PDF) 868kB Nov9 06)

This chapter compares the methods and thinking processes of a practicing scientist with those occurring taking place during an inquiry-based science lesson. It is the first chapter from Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards.