Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Reply to comment

RecycleJack Marine's picture

Science as Inquiry

From the first moment I began teaching kids, it was always in some form of inquiry based science. I think today's symposium brought to light important opinions, mostly that as teachers we don't always have freedom to teach how we want to teach. Last year I guided students in many of my classes to explore science by themselves- to inquire through hands-on exploration. I didn't provide them with the answers either, but I still had to try as best as I could to make sure these students were meeting the science standards. I think they were and I think that much of what was "brought to today's table" was valuable information. I will always incorporate inquiry-based learning into my classes, and I don't want to work at a school where this is not encouraged- for whatever reason.

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
3 + 11 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.