To develop critical reasoning skills potentially advances students' ability to critically consume information, make informed decisions, and actively participate in a democracy. An inquiry-based pedagogical approach to science teaching remains an effective means to develop critical reasoning skills. Participating in scientific inquiry requires students to generate arguments and test alternative hypotheses using experimental evidence. Scientific inquiry demands that students use their critical reasoning skills.
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- science education
- Adult Education
- Adult learning theory
- Inquiry-based science teaching
- Professional Development
- Science teaching
- Inquiry-Based Learning
- Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)
- Science teachers--In-service training.
- Science teachers
- High school teachers--In-service training.
- Partial requirement for: Ed.D., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 90-96)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Leadership and innovation