Record keeping to support inquiry

January 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

When engaging in inquiry, learners find it difficult to control variables, design appropriate experiments, and maintain continuity across inquiry sessions. To support learners, researchers developed an inquiry task that promoted record keeping. The aim was to highlight the role that record keeping can play in metacognition and, ultimately, in successful inquiry.


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Heather King, Author, King's College London

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Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Nature of science
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