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Enquiry Learning Needs Review

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Students need information to manipulate in their minds.  It needs to be presented in an orderly, structured and comprehensible way, appropriate to their level of language and intellectual maturity.

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Enquiry Tasks in Primary Schools

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An enquiry task is often given to students with almost no introduction to the topic. That’s often the norm. Kids are learning very little from this method of teaching unless given a lot more support.

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Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls, Science

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I agree with Professor John Hattie when he says that Enquiry sounds terrific and that the logic of Enquiry learning is well argued. The evidence, however, indicates that it is introduced too early.

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TIMSS Report – Maths And Science, Teaching Science

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TIMSS Report – Maths And Science TIMSS stands for Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. The TIMSS Report for 2011 states: “…there are serious concerns with respect to primary school teachers’ level of science and mathematics training, and some teachers’ confidence and capacity to deliver lessons in these areas.”  It refers to Australian primary school teachers. […]

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