An inquiry approach to teaching stimulates curiosity by teaching children how to observe very closely, encourages children to take more than one quick look, provides adequate materials for exploration, and makes it safer for students to ask questions and to take risks. It helps them to make connections to events in their own lives, and gives them ownership of their learning. I believe that using inquiry can be a means for significant change in teaching in the schools, from providing an education that relies on memorization of facts to one that teaches thinking and problem-solving, and enhances the ability of students to relate what they learn to new problems that come up later. Equally important, teachers need to inquire into their own teaching methods . . . constantly reflecting on their own teaching. (Cappy Greene, Science Educator, Exploratorium)

Inquiry: Teaching To Observe Very Closely
Csaba Osvath
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