Foreword by Joseph Exline This edited work looks at how the concept of inquiry-based learning can be applied to all subject areas. Inquiry learning is similar to many other popular forms of curriculum and instruction, including student-centered and activity-based. Covering history//social studies, geography, mathematics, English//language arts, and special education, this practitioner-friendly book includes tools, strategies,sample lesson plans and assessment strategies. In addition, the chapters are aligned with the content standards in each subject area.
Richard Audet, Co-Editor, is an Associate Professor of Science Education at Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI). After teaching high school science for more than twenty years, he completed his Masters Degree at Providence College and received an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston University. Richard co-authored GIS in Schools and Standards in the Classroom: An Implementation Guide for Teachers of Mathematics and Science. Linda Jordan, Co-Editor, is Science Coordinator for the Tennessee State Department of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction. She provides technical assistance to local education agencies and coordinated the recent revision of Tennessee's state science framework. She co-authored Standards in the Classroom: An Implementation Guide for Teachers of Mathematics and Science. Linda is active in the Council of State Science Supervisors and has extensive national and statewide experience as a professional development specialist. Before assuming her present position she taught high school biology. She earned her Master of Science and Ed.S. Degrees at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Foreword - Joseph Exline Preface About the Editors About the Authors Part I: Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry in the Content Areas 1. Inquiry: A Continuum of Ideas, Issues, and Practices - Richard H. Audet 2. Social Studies and Geography: Beyond Rote Memorization - Alan Canestrari 3. Science Inquiry: Is There Any Other Way? - Linda K. Jordan 4. History: Uncovering the Past Through Inquiry - Kathleen Anderson Steeves 5. Mathematics: Developing Curious Students - Jenny Tsankova and Galina Dobrynina 6. Language Arts: Explore, Create, Discover Through Inquiry - Jane S. Townsend 7. Curriculum Integration: Capitalizing on Student Inquiry - Richard H. Audet Part II: Creating Conditions for Successful Student Inquiry 8. Assessment in the Inquiry Classroom: Asking the Right Questions - David White and Patricia Fitzsimmons 9. Inquiry Learning and Special Education Students: Rejecting Instruction That Disables - Bruce Marlowe and Marilyn Page 10. Inquiry-Based Instruction for English Learners: Ten Essential Elements - Fred Dobb 11. Museum Experiences That Support Classroom Inquiry and Teacher Professional Development - Linda S. Shore Index
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