In an effort to improve inquiry learning in the classroom, the authors modified a standard, inquiry-based curricula to provide opportunities for students to discuss discrepant events. The tool, called Hypothesis-Based Learning (HBL), requires students to make an observation, attempt an explanation for the observation, think of a way to test the explanation, and perfom the test. This less restrictive environment allows students to explore a variety of concepts in a single lesson, and promotes student ownership of the learning process.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2004Stock # ss04_027_04_24Volume 027Issue 04

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