WWW Site for John Lawrence Bencze, Associate Professor (Emeritus), Science Education, OISE/University of Toronto

Procedural Education
Resources

WebLinks for Inquiry, Design & Communication Skill Development
Introduction
Welcome! This page links to Web sites that provide resources for helping students to develop expertise for conducting student-directed, open-ended scientific inquiry and/or technological design projects. This page is associated with Skills Education, where I provide ideas and resources that I have developed for this purpose. Together, these comprise one third of the Procedural Learning section of my Science and Technology Education Resources. If you have comments, questions, suggestions, resources ideas, etc. about anything here, please write to me about them.
DIRECTORY

Comprehensive Sites.
Specific Skills. Project Tools.
Guided Projects. Doing Projects.
Project Sharing.



Comprehensive Skills Education Sites
Introduction
The sites linked below provide you with resources for helping students to develop expertise for a wide range of skills of inquiry and design.


Specific Inquiry/Design Skills Resources
Introduction
The sites linked below provide resources for helping students to develop expertise for specific skills of inquiry and design. These have been sorted in terms of the three phases of my constructivism-informed teaching and learning model. In other words, there are skills useful for 'expressing ideas,' 'learning ideas' and 'judging ideas' - where the term 'ideas' is defined broadly to include
attitudes, skills and knowledge (ASK), etc.

Skills for Expressing Ideas
Question-asking

Problem-posing
  • TBA.
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Predicting/Hypthesizing
  • Brainstorming: A.


Using Graphic Organizers
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Skills for Learning Ideas
  • Cooperative Learning:  A, B, C.
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Skills for Judging Ideas
Empirical Tests Commonly-associated with Science

Display of Data

Data Analysis

Communication

Empirical Tests Commonly-associated with Technology

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Tools for Project Work




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Participating in Guided Projects




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Conducting Student-led Projects






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Project Sharing
Journals

Science Fairs and Olympics

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