Banchi, Heather; Bell, Randy
October 2008
Science & Children;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p26
Academic Journal
The article presents a continuum by which to evaluate an activity's level of inquiry instruction with their students designed and implemented by elementary teachers in the U.S. This four-level continuum includes confirmation, structured, guided, and open which is useful in classifying the levels of inquiry in an activity. In addition, the continuum focuses on how much information such as guiding question, procedure, and expected results is provided to students and how much guidance one will provide as the teacher.


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