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Jack Hassard
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Science educator and author science education books, and blogger at the Art of Teachings Science, Jennings Pond, and Best of Education Blogs at the National Education Policy Center
Science educator and author science education books, and blogger at the Art of Teachings Science, Jennings Pond, and Best of Education Blogs at the National Education Policy Center

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Inquiry: The Cornerstone of Teaching–Part I
Conservative and neoliberal paradigms dominate education, which have reduced teaching to skills, economic growth, job training, and transmission of information.
In spite of these authoritarian policies,  many K-12 teachers practice a different form of instruction based on principles of equity, social constructivism, progressivism, and informal learning.  The cornerstone of this approach is inquiry, and in this article, I’ll explore the nature of inquiry, and why it is the magnum principium of teaching.… 

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