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Inquiry-Based Learning in the Natural Sciences

  • Andrea RufEmail author
  • Ingrid Ahrenholtz
  • Sabine Matthé

Abstract

Instruction in the natural sciences of biology, chemistry, the marine sciences and physics is inconceivable without reference to research. Students are trained to take up the profession of “scientist” and faculty often recruit or recommend doctoral students from among former students in their own courses. This practice includes a high proportion of course elements in which students themselves become active such as internships, tutorials and excursions, which usually already correspond precisely with the method of working or at least the methods being used in current research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für Natur- und SozialwissenschaftenUniversität VechtaVechtaGermany
  2. 2.Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät für Mathematik und NaturwissenschaftenOldenburgGermany

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