Perspectives: Learning to Observe and Infer

by: Deborah L. Hanuscin and Meredith A. Park Rogers

Researchers describe the need for students to have multiple opportunities and social interaction to learn about the differences between observation and inference and their role in developing scientific explanations (Harlen 2001; Simpson 2000). Helping children develop their skills of observation and inference in science while emphasizing the importance of each skill will help them develop a better understanding of how scientists generate knowledge about the world.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2008Stock # sc08_045_06_56Volume 045Issue 06

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