Questions that matter: Preparing elementary students for the inquiry process

Tower, Cathy
April 2000
Reading Teacher;Apr2000, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p550
Academic Journal
Presents ways on how to prepare elementary students for an inquiry-based classroom. Description of an inquiry-based classroom; Benefits of individually-selected research topics and whole-class research topics; List of resources needed for the research process.


Related Articles

  • An Autoethnography on Learning about Autoethnography. Wall, Sarah // International Journal of Qualitative Methods;2006, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p1 

    Autoethnography is an emerging qualitative research method that allows the author to write in a highly personalized style, drawing on his or her experience to extend understanding about a societal phenomenon. Autoethnography is grounded in postmodern philosophy and is linked to growing debate...

  • Capturing Science Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs: The Development of the Teacher Beliefs Interview. Luft, Julie A.; Roehrig, Gillian H. // Electronic Journal of Science Education;Mar2007, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p38 

    The article focuses on research conducted to discover teacher's educational beliefs. According to the article, research on beliefs has been associated with the use of inquiry. The authors' explore how these beliefs change throughout a teacher's career. Several descriptions in educational...

  • Supporting the Continued Professional Development of Teachers through the Use of Vignettes. Angelides, Panayiotis; Gibbs, Paul // Teacher Education Quarterly;Fall2006, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p111 

    The authors provide information on a method of teacher self development to simplify data collection and analysis in educational research. Their method is grounded in action research, which attempts to engage teachers with their practice and heighten teachers awareness of action within the...

  • The Rhizomatic Relations of A/r/tography. Irwin, Rita L.; Beer, Ruth; Springgay, Stephanie; Grauer, Kit; Gu Xiong; Bickel, Barbara // Studies in Art Education;Fall2006, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p70 

    A/r/tography is a form of practice-based research steeped in the arts and education. Alongside other arts-based, arts-informed and aesthetically defined methodologies, a/r/tography is one of many emerging forms of inquiry that refer to the arts as a way of re-searching the world to enhance...

  • Are We Asking the Wrong Questions in Arts-Based Research? O'Donoghue, Dónal // Studies in Art Education; 

    Arts-based researchers distinguish themselves from other qualitative researchers on the grounds that they use artistic processes and practices in their inquiries and in the communication of their research outcomes. Like artists, 'they operate out of a particular community of practice, with its...

  • Performing socially sensitive research in the 21st century. Baerlocher, Mark O.; Detsky, Allan S. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, p1140 

    The article presents a reprint of the article "Performing socially sensitive research in the 21st century," by Mark O. Baerlocher and Allan S. Detsky, which appeared in the July 13, 2010 issue of "Canadian Medical Association Journal." It focuses on the purpose of academic inquiry conducted by...

  • A PROCESS APPROACH: The I-Search with Grade 5: They Learn! Bowen, Carol // Teacher Librarian;Dec2001, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p14 

    Presents an article about applying a process approach for motivating grade five students to do research. Skills needed in the process approach; Description of the process approach; Outcome of the application of the process approach.

  • A consensus process for identifying a prioritised list of study questions. Utley, Martin; Gallivan, Steve; Mills, Mary; Mason, Marisa; Hargraves, Christobel // Health Care Management Science;Feb2007, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p105 

    A consensus process has been developed to assist the UK National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death in identifying questions to be addressed in its studies. The process utilises the knowledge and experience of a panel of experts via a facilitated brainstorming exercise and...

  • Playing Teacher: Artful Negotiations in the Pre-service Classroom. MacKenzie, Sarah K. // Forum: Qualitative Social Research;Jan2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1 

    In this paper, the author draws on poetic analysis and artful inquiry to explore the ways in which pre-service teachers perform their subjectivities. Using a poststructuralist lens, the author seeks to complicate often idealized (re)presentations of Teacher created by students within the courses...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics