Book Chapter

A Learning Design to Teach Scientific Inquiry

Kristine Elliott, Kevin Sweeney, Helen Irving

Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects | IGI Global | Published : 2009


This chapter reports the authors’ experiences of developing a learning design to teach scientific inquiry, of integrating the learning design with learning objects to create online inquiry projects, and of investigating student attitudes following implementation in second year biochemistry units at a major Australian university. We discuss constructivism, problem based learning (PBL), and inquiry learning as the philosophical and pedagogical approaches informing the learning design, and highlight how critical components of each approach were transformed into a learning design. We specify the learning design and highlight its important features. The claimed efficiencies of the learning object..

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