The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 13
Issue 4 (2008) pp 120-124
Inquiry-Based Chemistry Curriculum for Pre-service Education Students
Pat Meyer, Hang Hwa Hong, and Herb Fynewever*
The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5410; email@example.com
Published online: 1 April 2008
Abstract. Pre-service teachers’ reception of a course taught using inquiry pedagogy is measured using third party observations and student surveys. To facilitate a comparison, students are exposed to a probe lesson using contrasting direct instruction pedagogy and are asked to reflect on the perceived pros and cons of each method relative to each other. The necessity of using inquiry when teaching pre-service teachers is discussed in light of the National Science Education Standards.
Key Words: Of Special Interest; general chemistry; pre-service teachers; thermodynamics; heat capacity; phases; phase transitions; diagrams; Inquiry-based; discovery learning; measuring enthalphy of phase change
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The lesson materials and surveys are available in the supporting materials (294 KB).
Issue date: April