Experimental designs for inquiry with problem-based strategy

Shaona ZHOU, Yau Yuen YEUNG, Hua XIAO, Xiaojun WANG

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Taking into account that current teaching methods fail to lead students to feel the connections between science and society, and that some drawbacks exist in experimental courses, we have designed a series of experiments with Integrated Circuit (IC) cards which lead the reader to follow a problem-based strategy. The experiments are developed to help students get a better experience through inquiry. Several questions are provided for each experiment as a guide to start the investigation. These questions are without standard answers, so students are suggested to explore by themselves. With the experimental results, we could also ask students to think over the restrictions of how to utilize the IC card in daily life. Copyright © 2011 IPERC.ORG.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
JournalResearch in Education, Assessment, and Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


Zhou, S., Yeung, Y.-Y., Xiao, H., & Wang, X. (2011). Experimental designs for inquiry with problem-based strategy. Research in Education, Assessment, and Learning, 2(1), 12-16.


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