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The Inquiry Model - When giving our presentation on the Inquiry Model to the class, our objectives were to define what the inquiry model is, inform the class about the importance of inquiry, identify the outcomes of inquiry, explain how it differs from other approaches, and explain the benefits. We felt like going over these aspects would give the class a clearer and better understanding of the topic. Our opening statement was giving the class a clear-cut definition of what the Inquiry Model means. It contains many different things in the definition....   [tags: Inquiry-based Learning]
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Science Inquiry Skills and Education - The stages of scientific enquiry have been developed and refined over time, to add consistency of approach and structure to systematic investigation. These processes; stimulus, curiosity, enquiry, initial investigation/observation, initial perception, initial hypothesis, experimentation, observation and recording, drawing conclusions, evaluation of initial hypothesis, formation of new hypothesis and re-experimentation, are perceived as a sequential flow of enquiry. However, in reality they are less well defined, due to sub-sequences and adaptations necessary to accommodate changing requirements....   [tags: science inquiry skills, education] 1494 words
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Privileges and Inquiry Powers of Legco - The Basic Law and the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance (Cap 382) (‘PPO’) provide the Legislative Council (‘Legco’) some privileges and inquiry powers. PPO authorises Legco to investigate issues of public concern by summoning related persons to provide evidence in the chamber of Legco. Such check and balance is important under the concept of separation of power. Although such powers seems to enshrine the rule of the law in Hong Kong, it is superficial as some previous inquiries were deemed to be politically motivated and more importantly, Hong Kong does not have democratically elected Legco....   [tags: legislation, law, formative] 641 words
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The Inquiry Approach to Learning - Inquiry is an interactive way of learning. Students are actively engaged in their studies. Inquiry involves student-centered activities focusing on questioning, exploring, and posing explanations. The goal of inquiry is to introduce a new way of learning where students can learn about the world around them through active engagement in real-life examples. Inquiry based learning can be incorporated into all academic subjects throughout the curriculum. Science could possibly be the most effective subject to incorporate inquiry....   [tags: Education, teaching, learning styles]
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Inquiry Based Discussion Strategies - Discussions in the elementary science classroom are crucial to understanding scientific concepts. Unfortunately, the term discussions may lead us to imagine the whole group reading, followed by questions generated by the teacher, students restating what was previously read, and finally the teacher evaluating the students’ statements for correctness. This method of discussion is commonly known as initiation-response-feedback or IRF (Willington, 2011). This unfortunate scenario can be replaced by a more meaningful exchange known as inquiry based discussions....   [tags: education, teaching science]
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Inquiry Project: Classroom Community - We can all agree, educators and future educators alike, that teaching students is so much more than just presenting information to them. There is more to learning than only speaking. We’ve all had those teachers who were brilliant in their subject area, but not brilliant in making the students know the information. These are not true teachers; they are only smart. They teach in one way only, and doesn’t believe in individualized instruction, even though we all know that “low-income students and students of color tend to feel less “connected” to their schools than affluent and Anglo students, and that older students feel less connected than younger ones” (Schaps)....   [tags: Technology Tools, Team Learning]
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Scientific Inquiry - Scientific inquiry is a process of critical thinking and asking questions that helps determine factual information that has been tested and proved or disproved instead of relying on assumptions and intuition. Scientific inquiry is important in psychology, as it is in all fields of science, allowing us to examine assumptions, assess outcomes, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, and put ideas to the test. This scientific approach guards us against hindsight bias, believing after learning an outcome that we would have foreseen it, known also as the knew-it-all-along phenomenon....   [tags: Critical Thinking ] 1284 words
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Inquiry Based Learning using Technology and Socio-Scientific Inquiry - Science teachers have placed a high value on “scientific” thinking in their classes for quite some time. Unfortunately in the not to recent past that meant cook book labs, scripted lessons and taught students a prescribed way to do the scientific method. This left little room for free thought, questions and independence on the part of the student. The American Association for the Advancement of Science reports that, science educators have worked to infuse scientific inquiry into the K–12 curriculum (1990)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Inquiry Based Learning - ... Third of all, inquiry process allows the teacher to act as a guide. The responsibility of a teacher in this position encourages students to ponder beyond their current understanding by offering guiding questions (Wolf and Fraser, 2008). This method represents a change in pedagogy which supports higher order intellectual and academic skills and allows students to develop search skills, processing skills, and communication skills (Dai et. al. 2011). Student-driven lessons and instructor guided investigations is the main framework of inquiry....   [tags: education approach] 1464 words
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Inquiry Learning Experience - ... Science talk is important in assessing children understanding and necessary for them to articulate their observations and discoveries. It can happen formally as a group, facilitated by the teacher and informally student to student and student to teacher. Using children self assessment sheet (see appendix) will throw light on the level of children understanding while practicing inquiry while a formative assessment such as drawing or pasting the life cycle pictures in sequence (see appendix) will help teacher better evaluate children work and the whole teaching learning process that took place during the session....   [tags: metamorphosis, caterpillar, students] 1149 words
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Guided Teaching Inquiry - Guided Teaching Inquiry “I think I notice things more. I notice how much children don’t listen to instructions. (…) it’s made me far more aware of their learning … but … you can’t tell if it’s affected your teaching really. I don’t think it has but it certainly affected the way I see their learning”. (Baumfield & Oberski, 1998, p. 49 cited Baumfield, 2006, p. 1)). In light of Baumfield’s statement it is clear that the way I teach affects the way students learn. For example, the learning intention was not clearly explained, or the process was not effective and the success criteria were not met....   [tags: teaching practice reflection]
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Professional Resource Inquiry - Professional Resources Inquiry I have always felt that the simple action of human touch is an underrated aspect of our lives. Only now, with the advances in neuroscience, we are finally able to prove the science behind why touch is so important in our lives. For the purposes of this paper, I will be focusing on the benefits of touch for infants and small children. I think that a lot of people don’t realize how important it is to have touch in our lives. I have always been interested in the ways the simplest of human contact like a hand on a shoulder or a hug can change people’s lives for the better....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Geographical Inquiry: Cyclones - Geographical Inquiry – Cyclones Question 1 There have been 32 typhoons in the last 50 years within the Philippine’s, however I will only be focusing my report on three main typhoons. These are typhoon Haiyan, 2013, typhoon Angela, 1989 and typhoon Bopha, 2012. Each one of these typhoons destroyed and devastated many people within the Philippines. Tropical cyclones usually account for at least 30 percent of the annual rainfall within the Philippines. On November 8, 2013 a powerful tropical cyclone known as typhoon Haiyan or typhoon Yolanda devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines....   [tags: philippines, typhoons]
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Cognitive Function Inquiry - ... In the same way a computer stores memory, it also takes time to save memories. While we can handle multiple tasks at a time, only so much information can be absorbed and saved by the brain at any moment. The concept of this limited amount of data we can take in is referred to as, “Cognitive Bandwidth” (Dunning). So although in theory we have unlimited storage space, we are still limited by the number of concepts we can begin to absorb at any given time. While there is not a set number on this cognitive bandwidth, it still provides an insight into how to better use our brains; spacing out the information we plan to take in allows more bandwidth to be available for each memory....   [tags: the human brain]
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Dental Hygiene and an Inquiry into Teeth Whitening - ... There will be an average of 340 job openings; 180 due to growth and 160 due to replacement of retirees, those who die, or those who leave the dental hygiene field (LARA). There are a couple of reasons that the dental hygiene field is growing so drastically which include: dental practices continue to expand which will require more dental hygienists, the baby-boom population is continuing to age and need oral health care treatments, and with the federal health legislation expanding the availability of health insurance, there will be more patients receiving dental checkups (BLS 2014-2015)....   [tags: health care areers, oral health] 2924 words
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An Inquiry into the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith - ... This forced Capitalists to pay higher wager, and British goods became more efficient on the International level. During the Corn Laws era, the Capitalists dominated the economy while the landlords controlled the parliament. Ricardo’s iron law of wages states that wages must remain at a constant level “labor’s natural price” Capitalists had to pay high wages to their workers; therefore, they found out that it was easier to start importing grains. On the other hand, landlords resented imports because they depressed prices and profits of their grains....   [tags: capitalists, landlords, parliament] 673 words
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Human Inquiry vs Everday Assumptions - ... Research shows, that this type of conditioning, along with our unawareness of its application, is a guarded and slow methodical psychological process. There exist an overwhelming amount of empirical evidence and admissions supporting such claim.1 Likewise, there exist numerous declassified documents describing the effectiveness and continual improvements of psychological control.2 If our assumptions can be shaped to the benefit of another, our research cannot be trusted. Futhermore, and often the case, research can be deceptive as it can prove a point, but be fundamentally based on something that remains misguided assumption....   [tags: investigations, testing, experiences] 3096 words
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Tribunals of Inquiry in Northern Ireland - Introduction Many countries have faced situations in which their citizens demand accountability for injustices or atrocities committed by their own domestic governments, which are in violation of their human rights. The manner in which varying nations have provided for and acknowledged these facts, on their various public platforms, have been both controversial and diverse. These problems tend not to fade into obscurity if left unaddressed. History has dictated that struggle for truth has been adopted by subsequent generations, who demand responsibility from their own government in power as, in many cases, the events will have occurred at the hands of a preceding government....   [tags: essays research papers] 3033 words
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The Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based Techniques in Place of Explicit Instruction - The Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based Techniques in Place of Explicit Instruction What happens when inquiry-based techniques are used in place of explicit instruction when teaching science. A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012) states that “from its inception, one of the principal goals of science education has been to cultivate students’ scientific habits of mind, develop their capability to engage in scientific inquiry, and teach them to reason in a scientific context” (p. 41). Most states have many standards and units for each grade level that contain both science content areas and inquiry based skills....   [tags: education, teaching science]
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Student Achievement Using Inquiry-based Instruction - There is a great deal of contradicting literature pertaining to what approach to use in a science classroom: inquiry-based or direct instruction. Inquiry-based instruction and direct instruction both have their advantages and disadvantages at every age and every intellectual level. This chapter will review the literature of scholars who have researched and provided evidence that either inquiry-based or direct instruction is more effective in developing conceptual comprehension in science classes....   [tags: traditional students, science classroom]
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Using Scientific Inquiry Model in High School Biology - Rationale In classrooms today, educators are constantly seeking and implementing engaging lessons that will increase student knowledge and skills. The intent of the activities is to help students become independent learners and use process thinking skills. Students seem to learn best by actually directing their own learning and doing, rather than being led from step to step by the teacher. In science, it is especially important that students learn by inquiry and use more of a hands-on approach to learning scientific concepts....   [tags: Education]
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Synthetic Model of Bioethical Inquiry - Bioethics and the Synthetic Model of Bioethical Inquiry ABSTRACT: Bioethics, viewed as both a form of reflective practice and a developing discipline, is concerned with the moral aspects of health care practice and research. With its steady maturation in the domain of moral discourse, bioethics has presided over a number of questions about the nature of human illness and how problems imposed by illness can be understood in an age marked not only by progress, but also by the concomitant fear that such progress will outstrip our humanity and our dignity as persons....   [tags: Biology]
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The First Major Victories of Empirical Inquiry Over Authority - The period of European history between the mid-fifteenth and late-seventeenth centuries, was a time of great advancement in terms of geographical, scientific and technological knowledge. For Europeans, this time included “the first major victories of empirical inquiry over authority,” which helped scholars of the time discover and define the natural laws of the universe (Parry, 1). In turn, this helped in the development of new technologies that assisted mariners in their pursuits on the sea from more accurate navigation to warfare....   [tags: age of discovery, christopher columbus]
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of NationsAdam Smith - In 1776, Adam Smith completed and published “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”, more commonly referred to as simply “The Wealth of Nations”. In this document, Smith analyzed wages, labor, trade, population, rents, and money supply (Andrea, 151). Because of his work, Smith is known as the founder of the academic study of economics and the father of capitalism. The kind of economy Smith envisioned and described in “The Wealth of Nations” resembles capitalism, as well as promoted a free market....   [tags: Wages, Labor, Trade, Population, Finances]
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Inquiry Project: Improving Performance Through Guided Reading - The question that I have chosen for my inquiry project is: How can you improve performance in a first grade classroom with Guided Reading. I am interested in this since I teach first grade. As a first grade teacher I am always looking for ways to improve my class’s performance. Guided reading offers support to the students as they are learning. Rogoff suggested that “adults support children’s learning by structuring the task’s difficulty level, jointly participating in problem solving, focusing the learner’s attention to the task, and motivating the learner.” (Frey & Fisher, 2010, 84)....   [tags: Education]
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Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume - David Hume wrote Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding in 1748, right in the middle of the Enlightenment and on the eve of the Industrial and Scientific Revolution. So it only makes sense that some of the ideas and comparisons used are slightly outdated, but science, if anything, helps his argument regarding causality. Hume is ultimately concerned with the origins of causality, how we are able to gain knowledge from causality, and if we can even call the knowledge derived from causality real knowledge....   [tags: David Hume, Enlightenment] 1049 words
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System Of Inquiry Paper - System of Inquiry Paper Introduction The System of Inquiry paper will be based on the Code of Ethics for St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc. The formal 16-page document demonstrates a consistent process throughout an organization that has offices throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The System of Inquiry paper will demonstrate the careful alignment of the document and the organization's goal and mission statement....   [tags: Business Management ] 1175 words
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Data Collection and Management Techniques for a Qualitative Research Plan - Data Collection and Management Techniques for a Qualitative Research Plan According to Marshall (2006), “qualitative researchers typically rely on four methods for gathering information: participating in the setting, observing directly, interviewing in depth, and analyzing documents and material culture” (p. 97). Of these methods, observation and interviewing are considered the primary approaches. The following assignment will consider both methods of inquiry and data collection with regard to the proposed qualitative research....   [tags: interviewing, inquiry]
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Science Inquiry - Inquiry 2: Force with varied mass Introduction: In this inquiry the relationship between force and mass was studied. This inquiry presents a question: when mass is increased is the force required to move it at a constant velocity increased, and how large will the increase be. It is obvious that more massive objects takes more force to move but the increase will be either linear or exponential. To hypothesize this point drawing from empirical data is necessary. When pulling an object on the ground it is discovered that to drag a four-kilogram object is not four times harder than dragging a two-kilogram object....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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The Methodology of Psychology - According to Merriam-Webster, psychology is defined as “the science of mind and behavior”. This basic definition already implies that the study of psychology cannot be supported by just introspectionism, behaviorism, or neuroscience. In order for psychology to have a strong foundation, it should not depend solely on any one of these bases; instead it should merge these three pillars to make a comprehensive base. When any one of these concepts is used independently to form the basis of psychological inquiry, it is open to numerous faults or cannot comprehensively explain the actions of the mind, brain, and/or behavior....   [tags: psychological inquiry] 2199 words
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Balances Of Values And Academiic Freedom Of Inquiry - Balances of Values and Academiic Freedom of Inquiry Dear Mr. R. Kirby Godsey, In the process of life we face many challenges and many crossroads. We have many choices and many decisions to make. In making these decisions we must keep in mind the moral values our parents have taught us since we were born. Those Christian values should guide our lives and the choices we make. These same values should also guide at school as well. In our pursuit of knowledge, we should keep these values in mind....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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Appreciative Inquiry Vs Traditional Approach - Appreciative Inquiry vs. Traditional Approach Traditional organizational approaches to organizational development emerged from behavioral research undertaken after World War II. That research led to the development in the late 1940’s and 1950’s of behavioral development strategies such as sensitivity training, survey feedback, socio-technical systems, and quality management....   [tags: Organization Business Management] 1485 words
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Using an Integrated, Spiral-Based, Inquiry Approach in Mathematics and Science Methods Instruction - The methods mathematics teachers use to teach their students have the potential to vastly influence how their students understand the discipline (Kelly, 2001). With the advent of reform curriculum, there has been a push for teachers to abandon lecture dominated instructional practices and to adopt more student-centered practices. In Creating Advocates: Building Preservice Teachers’ Confidence Using an Integrated, Spiral-Based, Inquiry Approach in Mathematics and Science Methods Instruction, Catherine Kelly explores the influence of the beliefs and attitudes of pre-service teachers about integrated, spiral-based, inquiry instruction in mathematics and science....   [tags: Education, Teaching]
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Review of the Inquiry of Air India Flight 182: A Canadian Tragedy - ... The commission goal was to examine how Canada can become better prepared for aviation terrorism and to recommend security measures for defending against aviation terrorism. The final subject on the commission’s mandate was evaluates Canada’s legal agenda in relation to policies against terrorist funding (CIIBAIF 182, 2010). Methods The inquiry used the Rules of Procedure and Practice. The commission issued granting 18 applications of standings that were divided into two types of standings: Party Standing and Intervenor Standing....   [tags: terrorist, bomb, procedures] 1528 words
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Direct or Inquiry Instruction? Finding the Balance to Maximize Motivation and Learning - The question of how students learn best has fueled a controversial debate within the field of educational psychology and instructional design. There is limited consensus as to which type of instructional technique best supports conceptual learning. Instructional techniques cover a wide spectrum of guidance that ranges from direct instruction, which often encompasses the use of lectures and worked examples, to pure discovery learning which includes little to no teacher guidance at its most extreme interpretation....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]
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Practicum Action Inquiry: Budget Cuts and Education in the State of Texas - ... - How often the administrator has to collaborate with the teachers to identify the needs. - What other sources an administrator could provide to the staff while dealing with budget cuts. - How the administrator and teachers will ensure that they have all what they need to ensure the students success. - What training will be beneficial for teachers to use optional resources? Hypothesis: 95% of the teachers will understand how and where to look for resources to maximize their yearly allotment and the use of the current resources....   [tags: resources for teachers, students, supplies]
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There Is No Justification for Torturing a Human Being - ​Under no circumstance, whether it is during a war or otherwise, torturing someone for information is morally and ethically wrong. There can be no justification for torturing a human being to obtain information or “just because.” To sum up multiple definitions of torture, the meaning is to punish or coerce by inflicting excruciating pain. "In the thirteenth century, the Roman lawyer Azo gave this definition: ​Torture is the inquiry after truth by means of torment. And in the seventeenth century, the civil lawyer Bocer said that: ​Torture is interrogation by torment of the body, concerning a crime known to have ​occurred, legitimately ordered by a judge for the purpose of elic...   [tags: inquiry of truth by means of torment] 2995 words
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Community Service in Secondary Schools - ... This report allowed for personal responses and an opportunity for me to practice professionalism. By doing this assignment after the literature review, I had a good idea of what questions would be the most useful to ask in the interviews. The combination of these methods allowed me to capture a more detailed picture of community service in secondary schools. The media showed what is generally known about the topic and the literature review was an opportunity to see the academic perspective....   [tags: Findings from the Inquiry Process] 1058 words
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Reasoning, Intellect, Inquiry, and Measurement in Oedipus the King - Oedipus Rex Sophocles is able to accomplish to achieve several objectives in his play, Oedipus the King. Sophocles magnificently retells a classic Greek tale while also describing the characters and their motives in great detail. Of the characters Sophocles naturally spends the most time characterizing the protagonist of the play, Oedipus. Sophocles conveys Oedipus' ideals, moral, and opinions about several topics throughout the play. Among the most important and prominent of his beliefs that are revealed dealt with Oedipus' value of reasoning, intellect, inquiry, and measurement....   [tags: Oedipus the King Essays] 1979 words
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Interview with Dr. Hasebe-Ludt on Research - I am the graduate research assistant to Dr. Hasebe-Ludt, a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. While she is my supervisor, we have never had a formal discussion about research. I have worked with a sociocultural/cognitive psychology researcher and a cognitive neuropsychologist researcher, so I had some prior knowledge of quantitative research. The turn-around rate of their research was incredibly short (a few months to just under a year, depending on funding and ethics approval) and was rigid and controlled as a result of the quantitative nature of it....   [tags: research, inquiry, nature, agenda] 1321 words
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Critical Analysis of Research Articles - This work will discuss a critical analysis of two articles that will be used within my research proposal. As requested, I will look at two articles that will represent the following: both articles require two distinct research disciplines of qualitative and quantitative methods; also, articles must represent two paradigmatic assumptions; the articles chosen fall into quantitative & post-positivistic, and qualitative & constructivist methods and paradigms; each article will be analyzed to review the Methodology of Critical Analysis; Research Questions; Use of Theory or Other Frameworks; Definitions, Limitations & Significance; Methods and Procedures; Quality & Rigor; Researcher & Positionali...   [tags: Postivist Inquiry, Educational System]
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Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher - Questioning one’s own self for the success or failure of the learning process in the classroom in terms of attitudes, beliefs, values, traditions and pedagogy is not only an essential ingredient of teaching profession but it also helps an individual to be a valuable resource of a prosperous society. Theorists have named this self-evaluation as reflection and have given different perspectives and processes to define and practice it. It is necessary for an individual to understand the process of reflection and its types based on the time factor for the reflective action....   [tags: reflective inquiry essays]
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Skills for Criminal Investigation - 1. Method of inquiry is based on gathering all the facts in a criminal investigation, such as physical evidence, witnesses and records (Osterburg 2010). Methods of inquiry are ways an investigator gathers the information for a particular case they are investigating. In a criminal investigation the method of inquiry follow five simple words, who, what, when, where, and why, and lastly how. Method of inquiry can also be very helpful when a crime scene has to be reconstructed. An example of method of inquiry an investigator will use all statements and evidence obtained from the victim or witness and will use that information or evidence to help recreate the incident that occurred....   [tags: method of inquiry, optimal mindset] 535 words
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Effective Science Teaching - ... Unfortunately, our traditional educational system in my school work in contrast with how science should be taught in kindergarten. Teacher led activities and direct instructions discouraged the natural process of inquiry and students learned not to ask questions but listen and repeat the expected answers. This current situation urged me to develop an inquiry based science curriculum for kindergarten with students’ age range between five and six years old mostly coming from different backgrounds, many of them originated from different socio-economic backgrounds, having different developmental needs and learn in different ways....   [tags: inquiry based, science knowledge] 1240 words
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The Nature and Limitations of Scientific Enquiry - The practice of science should always be undertaken with precautions to guard against against one's own prejudices. In scientific inquiry, the search for an absolute, objective truth is not obtainable since the interpretation of empirical data is based on factors more that the data itself: science relies on shaping principles which are as varied as there are scientists. This means that two scientists looking at the same data are likely to come up with different theories based on the philosophical, personal or even societal non-empirical inclinations which determine how they interpret data....   [tags: scientific method, scientific inquiry, scientists]
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What is Culture? - Culture, what is it exactly. Many people believe that your culture defines who you are as a person, as well as in society. When in retrospect, culture is something that you have no control over. You are brought up in a certain way that your family has been brought up for generations. No amount of schooling or experience, can help shape or control who you really are as a person. Sure, in your lifetime you can see extraordinary things that might change your view or opinion on certain subjects, but overall, your culture is what defines you....   [tags: family, religion, inquiry] 784 words
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Importance of Research in Nursing - ... There are two categories for research such as qualitative and quantitative research. Qualitative research focuses on words such as academic writing and presentations, whereas quantitative focuses on numbers such as statistics. Quantitative also concentrates on how and why and qualitative concentrates on motives instead of causes. Both of these forms would be used in nursing although qualitative research would be more commonly used. Nursing research began with Florence Nightingale, as she realised that infections in the Crimean war were down to sanitation....   [tags: systematic inquiry, health care professionals]
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Literature as an Inquiry into the Meaning of Life - In this essay, the two novels under review are Chukwuemeka Ike’s Conspiracy of Silence and NgugiWaThiong’o’sWizard of the Crow. These novels are chosen because the authors make extensive comments on human conditions in societies. Chukwuemeka Ike uses Conspiracy of Silenceto attack the Igbo tradition which attaches undue importance to children especially the male children. This undue importance makes it possible for the society to be flooded with children who find it problematic either to live with or even to identify their biological fathers....   [tags: wizard od the crow, conspiracy of silence]
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An Inquiry into the Dilemma of the Turkish Language - ... The Turkish Language Association’s main mission is adopting the new alphabet, to find new corresponding words instead of Ottoman words and make research about history of the Turkish language. The Sun Language Theory was a nationalist, patriotic outcome of this period. On the contrary, Ahıska and Yenal emphasize that “certain foreign words that entered the language to replace banned Ottoman terms gradually caught on.” (44) We can deduce from that the Turkish language found other alternative pathways instead of refining the Ottoman words....   [tags: culture, industrialization, speak]
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John Taggart Clark's Abstract Inquiry and the Patrolling of Black/White Borders through Linguistic Stylization - Commentary on “Abstract Inquiry and the Patrolling of Black/White Borders through Linguistic Stylization” by John Taggart Clark: Teachers and the ethnicity of their students The essay “Abstract Inquiry and the Patrolling of Black/White Borders through Linguistic Stylization” by John Taggart Clark states that the teacher who teaches from the point of view of the majority culture and does not include the student’s minority culture point of view creates cultural and political borders between themselves and their students that discourage students to learn the language of the cultural majority that they need in order to achieve goals in the society....   [tags: essays research papers] 707 words
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IBL Critique - Inquiry based learning (henceforth referred to as IBL) is an inquisitive approach to science teaching, that uses questioning as its key component, encourages the development of problem solving skills through interactive involvement, and aims to grant a deeper understanding of the concept to be taught through the use of the five Es. Inquiry based learning is driven by the student, and can be used in a variety of ways, according to Boggess (http://assessment.tamu.edu/seminars/110807_Boggess.pdf); examples include group work, discussion, writing, using the web, activities inside and outside the classroom, engagement, and diversity....   [tags: Inquiry Based Learning, Science Teaching] 1743 words
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A Brief Treatise for Philosophical Inquiry During the Italian Renaissance - There is a certain fascination when humans begin to have a retrospective view on life. The Renaissance (or rebirth), which occurred during the Quattrocento period in Italy, epitomized this phenomenon. The individuals involved, pursued antiquity with a fervent vigor and passion not seen in the following centuries of the modern age. Among the city-states on the Italian Peninsula, the Florentine Republic was on the verge of being the most prominent center of the Renaissance. Many contributing factors such as influential families, the various guilds, politicians, and the numerous learned individuals propelled Florence to new heights of achievement; including artistic expression, philosophical st...   [tags: Philosophy ]
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