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Publication date: 5 December 2014

David Slavit, Allison deVincenzi, Kristin Lesseig, Tamara Holmlund Nelson and Gisela Ernst-Slavit

This chapter explores inquiry-based learning from the prospective of preservice teachers learning to enact classroom-based research. After describing a preservice course…

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This chapter explores inquiry-based learning from the prospective of preservice teachers learning to enact classroom-based research. After describing a preservice course focused on practitioner inquiry, a framework for analyzing teachers’ perspectives toward teacher research is provided. The framework focuses on the different ways teachers conceive and make use of student learning data as tools for their own inquiry-based learning. Our study shows that changes to preservice teachers’ perspectives toward inquiry are possible, but often slow to nurture. Discussions of different approaches to research and specific research models appeared to be most impacting. Specifically, the above framework suggests that teacher inquiry that pursues dilemmas and wonderings, often leading to more questions, is much more useful than inquiry that seeks distinctive resolutions. When considering teachers’ classroom-based inquiry as a life-long professional pursuit, the results show promise for developing dispositions and skills for inquiry at this early career level. Implications of the course on preservice teachers and the theoretical model are provided.

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Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-236-4

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Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-236-4

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Publication date: 5 December 2014

Patrick Blessinger and John M. Carfora

This chapter provides an introduction to how the inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach is being used by colleges and universities around the world to strengthen the…

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This chapter provides an introduction to how the inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach is being used by colleges and universities around the world to strengthen the interconnections between teaching, learning, and research within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This chapter provides a synthesis and analysis of all the chapters in the volume, which present a range of perspectives, case studies, and empirical research on how IBL is being used across a range of courses across a range of institutions within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The chapter argues that the IBL approach has great potential to enhance and transform teaching and learning. Given the growing demands placed on education to meet a diverse range of complex political, economic, and social problems and personal needs, this chapter argues that education should serve as an incubator where students are part of a learning community and where they are encouraged to grow cognitively, emotionally, and socially by taking increasing responsibility for their own learning.

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Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-236-4

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Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-236-4

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