Lesson Introduction

Understanding Inquiry

Inquiry-Based Learning Continuum

Four Elements of Inquiry-Based Learning

Building Scientific Literacy

A teacher uses inquiry-based learning in the classroom
As discussed in Part 1 of this course, one of the goals of integrating science into your CTE lessons is to increase the scientific literacy of your students. By using inquiry-based learning and incorporating the six essential elements into your lessons, you will help increase this scientific literacy and build scientific habits of mind.

Scientific habits of mind include:

  • Creativity
  • Questioning
  • Curiosity
  • Perspective
  • Openness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analysis
  • Skepticism
  • Reasoning
  • Evidence
  • Trends, Patterns and Connections
  • Supposition
  • Relevance
  • Intellectual Honesty
  • Persistence

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