Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning across Disciplines

Comparative Theory and Practice in Schools

  • Gillian Kidman
  • Niranjan Casinader

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Inquiry in Education: A Modern Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 3-29
    3. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 31-45
    4. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 47-62
  3. Unfolding the Stages of Inquiry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 65-74
    3. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 75-88
    4. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 89-103
    5. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 105-118
    6. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 119-127
    7. Gillian Kidman, Niranjan Casinader
      Pages 129-152
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-159

About this book

Introduction

This research-based book dissects and explores the meaning and nature of Inquiry in teaching and learning in schools, challenging existing concepts and practices. In particular, it explores and contests prevailing attitudes about the practice of inquiry-based learning across the Science, Geography and History disciplines, as well as focusing on the importance of the role of teacher in what is frequently criticised as being a student-controlled activity. 

Three frameworks, which are argued to be necessarily intertwined for discipline-specific literacy, guide this inquiry work: the classroom goals; the instructional approach; and the degree of teacher direction. The foundation of the analysis is the notion of educational inquiry as it is structured in the Australian Curriculum, along with the locating of the study in international trends in inquiry learning over time. It will be of great interest to researchers, higher degree students and practicing professionals working in Education and Sociology. 

Keywords

science geography history learning schooling education australia case study

Authors and affiliations

  • Gillian Kidman
    • 1
  • Niranjan Casinader
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53463-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53462-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53463-7
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