This chapter provides an overview of frameworks that teachers can use to conduct assessments of students’ engagement in scientific inquiry. The author examines two factors that are central to such assessment. One factor is the design of classroom learning environments, including curriculum and instruction. The second factor is the use of strategies for engaging students in thinking about the structure and communication of scientific information and knowledge. The chapter includes an up-to-date description of nine National Science Foundation-supported inquiry science units.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2003Stock # PB172X_4