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Student performance on open-ended questions concerning seasons in a university physical science content course was examined to note differences between classes that experienced inquiry using a 5-E lesson planning model and those that experienced the same content with a traditional, didactic lesson. The class examined is a required content course for elementary education majors and understanding the seasons is part of the university's state's elementary science standards. The two self-selected groups of students showed no statistically significant differences in pre-test scores, while there were statistically significant differences between the groups' post-test scores with those who participated in inquiry-based activities scoring higher. There were no statistically significant differences between the pre-test and the post-test for the students who experienced didactic teaching, while there were statistically significant improvements for the students who experienced the 5-E lesson.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 85-88
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Pedagogy
- Teacher Preparation
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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10.1063/1.2177029
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Keywords:
PERC 2005, didactic instruction, educational courses, inquiry-based instruction, teaching
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P. Ashcraft, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8927&DocID=3486).
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P. Ashcraft, A Comparison of Student Understanding of Seasons Using Inquiry and Didactic Teaching Methods, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8927&DocID=3486>.
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Ashcraft, P. (2005, August 10-11). A Comparison of Student Understanding of Seasons Using Inquiry and Didactic Teaching Methods. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8927&DocID=3486
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Ashcraft, Paul. "A Comparison of Student Understanding of Seasons Using Inquiry and Didactic Teaching Methods." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8927&DocID=3486 (accessed 27 November 2014).
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Ashcraft, Paul. "A Comparison of Student Understanding of Seasons Using Inquiry and Didactic Teaching Methods." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 85-88 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8927&DocID=3486>.
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