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How do traditionally successful pupils experience inquiry-oriented science instruction? Lessons from a teacher-developed unit
Nordine, J.

How do traditionally successful pupils experience inquiry-oriented science instruction? Lessons from a teacher-developed unit

School Science Review, 100(373), 55-59

Science education research has widely reported the benefits of inquiry-oriented instruction. Yet, the curricular resources provided by my school were traditional textbooks. I decided to enhance these resources by designing an inquiry-oriented (problem-based) unit for my advanced physics students (16–18 years old). Many of my students, who had been successful in traditional instruction, expressed severe frustration during the unit. I conducted a study to better understand the sources of my students’ frustration as well as their feelings of success. I share the results of this study and discuss implications for the design of teacher-developed inquiry-oriented science instruction.