Thinking about the Earth, Sun and Moon: Urban Second Graders as Investigators.

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Presentation Date

Fall 10-2010

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Paper presented at the annual meeting of Midwestern Educational Research Association, Columbus, OH.

Conference Location

Columbus, OH.

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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.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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