Practicing Science

Practicing Science

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In this collection of ten articles reprinted from the Journal of College Science Teaching, college and university science professors show how they have used investigative learning, or inquiry-based instruction, to introduce students to the process of science. These first-person accounts demonstrate how students, including non-science majors, can learn to do science as it is done in the real world, through hypothesis building, observation, and experimental design. The higher education faculty represented in this book is committed to the investigative approach. As one contributor writes, qWould I return to lecturing in a traditional fashion? Not a chance. The excitement and energy of a room of students working in groups, challenging each other, and questioning each other is what I'll always want to see in my classroom.qIn addition, at least one major publisher has supported investigative methods through the publication of a lab manual with ... During the summer of 1993, I had the good fortune to participate in LABSHOP, an NSF sponsored workshop at Illinoisanbsp;...

Title:Practicing Science
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2001-01-01


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