Classroom Management and Inquiry-Based Learning: Finding the Balance

by: Chew-Leng Poon, Doris Tan, and Aik-Ling Tan

Inquiry practices often involve more student-centered activities where students interact more intensively with materials and with other students during investigations. In addition to monitoring the learning taking place, teachers in an inquiry classroom have to manage more movements of materials and equipment and the social dynamics among students. In this article, the authors share seven successful strategies one teacher used in managing a grade 6 class that gave her confidence in transitioning from a traditional classroom to a more inquiry-based classroom.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2009Stock # ss09_032_09_18Volume 032Issue 09

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