The Experiencing Scientific Inquiry course is just the first class in a three-course sequence on teaching scientific inquiry:

Fall 2017

Experiencing Scientific Inquiry, ED-211

Scientists are professional learners, and course 1 emphasizes learning how to learn. You’ll study phenomena on your own terms, discussing and working things through with your colleagues, including to identify your own questions, design your own experiments, and arrive at and assess your own understanding. The goal will be to experience scientific inquiry: the pursuit of sensible, coherent understanding of what happens in the world. You’ll also begin to study students’ thinking in science.

Spring 2018

Experiencing and Teaching Scientific Inquiry, ED-212

In course 2, you will continue conducting your own inquiries into natural phenomena while exploring students’ thinking in science. This will involve watching video from K-12 classes (like this one) and working to recognize and interpret students’ ideas and reasoning. From there, you’ll consider possible next moves for students’ progress, as nascent scientists.

Fall 2018

Responsive Teaching in Science, ED-213

Finally, course 3 will focus entirely on what takes place in your and your colleagues’ teaching.  You’ll watch and discuss video snippets from your classes, first to interpret students’ thinking and from there to consider possibilities for how the teacher might respond. In this, you’ll learn to give your students the same sorts of opportunities to engage in science for themselves that you experienced in course 1.



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