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Thinking about the Earth, Sun and Moon: Urban Second Graders as Investigators.
Educational Studies Faculty Presentations
  • Zeynep Isik-Ercan, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Document Type
Presentation
Presentation Date
10-1-2010
Conference Name
Paper presented at the annual meeting of Midwestern Educational Research Association, Columbus, OH.
Conference Location
Columbus, OH.
Peer Review
Contributed
Abstract

This study strove for the application of inquiry based learning based on the principles of a constructive classroom environment versus traditional teaching where the learners are silenced and only interacting with their teacher. The results indicated that when given the chance and support, culturally and linguistically diverse children can better utilize their abilities through the opportunities that the inquiry based learning provides such as independent and group learning processes, role taking, and having more choices.

Citation Information
Zeynep Isik-Ercan. "Thinking about the Earth, Sun and Moon: Urban Second Graders as Investigators." (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zeynep_isikercan/2/