Teaching Inquiry Science in Middle and Secondary Schools
- Anton E. Lawson - Arizona State University, USA
Curriculum | Science | Teaching in Secondary Schools
The book is developed around six key questions:
1. What is science?
2. Why teach science?
3. What is the nature of scientific knowledge?
4. How do scientists construct knowledge?
5. How do people develop effective reasoning patterns?
6. What teaching methods best facilitate scientific knowledge acquisition (both conceptual knowledge construction and reasoning pattern development)?
"This is an excellent and needed contribution to the science education teacher preparation field."
"Processes and products of inquiry are evident in the text and real classroom situations are presented with anecdotes, reflection and possible solutions when certain issues may develop. It presents a model for instruction that can be replicated in different classrooms."
This is a very thoughtful book that I plan to use this summer. I am awaiting approval. The books does a great job discussing the elements of inquiry within a secondary setting.
My section of the course was cancelled due to low enrollment. I believe the text was excellent and plan to use it if I teach science methods in the spring.
I liked the prior edition, and really like the way this one is set up. A must-have for science teaching professionals.
The focus of the textbook is on inquiry teaching. The author's writing style is very readable.