What Needs to Develop in the Development of Inquiry Skills?

  title={What Needs to Develop in the Development of Inquiry Skills?},
  author={Deanna Kuhn and Maria Pease},
  journal={Cognition and Instruction},
  pages={512 - 559}
  • D. Kuhn, Maria Pease
  • Published 26 September 2008
  • Education, Sociology
  • Cognition and Instruction
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