The Development of Cognitive Skills To Support Inquiry Learning

@article{Kuhn2000TheDO,
  title={The Development of Cognitive Skills To Support Inquiry Learning},
  author={Deanna Kuhn and John B. Black and Alla Keselman and Danielle Kaplan},
  journal={Cognition and Instruction},
  year={2000},
  volume={18},
  pages={495 - 523}
}
Establishing the value of inquiry learning as an educational method, it is argued, rests on thorough, detailed knowledge of the cognitive skills it is intended to promote. Mental models, as representations of the reality being investigated in inquiry learning, stand to influence strategies applied to the task. In the research described here, the hypothesis is investigated that students at the middle school level, and sometimes well beyond, may have an incorrect mental model of multivariable… 
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