A companion to Inquiry in Education, Volume I: The Conceptual Foundations for Research as a Curricular Imperative. Volume I presents the arguments for the necessary inclusion of inquiry-driven learning and instructional experiences in any modern school curriculum. Volume II illustrates how educators in a range of settings have dealt with obstacles to successful implementation of inquiry-based approaches. Each chapter focuses on a particular barrier or barriers, and has a primary focus on learners, teachers, or the curriculum. The stories reflect highly varied learning contexts ranging from infancy to university, from the classroom to a range of out-out-school contexts.
Contents: Preface. M.W. Aulls, Developing Students' Inquiry Strategies: A Case Study of Teaching History in the Middle Grades. A.J. Starko, Teaching Problem Finding to Elementary Students: Views From the Trenches. M.A.B. Delcourt, How Students Develop Their Creative-Productive Ideas for Projects in the Natural and Social Sciences. B.M. Shore, M.A.B. Delcourt, C.A. Syer, M. Schapiro, The Phantom of the Science Fair. G.F. Cartwright, A.A.B. Finkelstein, M.K.B. Maennling, Caught in the Web: Internet Risks for Children. L. Butler-Kisber, Collaboration in Student-Oriented Teacher Inquiry. M.A. Barfurth, B.M. Shore, White Water During Inquiry Learning: Understanding the Place of Disagreements in the Process of Collaboration. P. Cohen, The Embodied Conductor: Concert Pianists, Diaper Dancers, and the Fine Art of Creative Variability in Performance. F.G. Rejskind, F. Halliday, J. McBride, Creating Change: Teachers' Reflections on Introducing Inquiry Teaching Strategies. A. Robinson, J. Hall, Teacher Models of Teaching Inquiry. M.W. Aulls, B.M. Shore, Teachers' Use and Understanding of Strategy in Inquiry Instruction. F. Luconi, The Hidden Curriculum and Multicultural Education: A Potential Barrier to the Implementation of an Inquiry-Driven Curriculum. R.J. Bracewell, C. Le Maistre, S.P. Lajoie, A. Breuleux, The Role of the Teacher in Opening Worlds of Inquiry-Driven Learning With Technology. D.L. Butler, C. Pollock, K.M. Nomme, J. Nakonechny, Promoting Authentic Inquiry in the Sciences: Challenges Faced in Redefining University Students' Scientific Epistemology.
This series has several goals:
This series will publish monographs and edited books that advance these goals through new and innovative contributions to educational psychology. Edited books must have a sense of coherence, contain unifying introductory and concluding chapters, and be internally consistent in scope and level of writing.
Potential authors and volume editors are encouraged to take risks and to explore with the series editors nontraditional points of vie wand methodologies. Interdisciplinary contributions involving theory and methodology from diverse fields, such as computer science, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience, are especially welcome, but all contributions must be readable and interesting to psychologists and educators of varying backgrounds. Authors and editors from all around the world are encouraged to submit proposals.
Examples of topics that would be of interest include, but are not limited to, creative techniques for instruction, nontraditional forms of assessment, student learning, student motivation, organizational structure and climate, teacher education, new conceptions of abilities and achievement, analyses of cognitive structures and representations in various disciplines, expertise in teaching and administration, use of technology in the schools, at-risk children, adult education, and styles of learning and thinking.