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From: [email protected]
Tue Jul 15 2003 - 10:14:49 EDT
Next message: COLETTE DRYDEN: "[Teacher-talkinquiry] re: reflection on first session"
I am probably sending this into the void...(I am watching the series on tape
and am joining this discussion several months late as a result, hopefully
there are others out there...)
The question that is most pressing for me (in terms of doing inquiry based
science) is how to guide my students to make meaning of their experiences. I
have been doing inquiry based science in my classroom since I started teaching,
I am much more interested and comfortable with facilitating investigations
than with lecturing. My problem is with the discussion/reflection component of
the process. I often feel that students become bored with discussion, that
they would much prefer to follow directions and to be given the answers when we
are finished. I think their reactions are tied in to my inability to motivate
them properly-they do not feel the effort involved in puzzling things out is
wirth the effort. If any one is out there???
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