Learning in the laboratory: experiences in an hybrid between the expository and the inquiry laboratories



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Gómez Garay, Aranzazu and Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena and Martín Calvarro, Luisa and Ávalos García, Adolfo and Pintos López, Beatriz (2013) Learning in the laboratory: experiences in an hybrid between the expository and the inquiry laboratories. In In Proceedings of INTED2013 Conference. International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED),, 0304-0307. ISBN 978-84-616-2661-8

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There are distinct styles of laboratory instructions in chemistry education which can be applied to biology: expository, inquiry, discovery, and more recently, problem-based. This work is focused in a hybrid type between the expository and the inquiry laboratories. The process consists of two phases:
- First, learners were trained in an expository laboratory. All the students at the first course participate in this training. Within this learning environment, the instructor defines the topic,relates it to previous work, and directs students’ action.
- Later some students voluntarily participate in the inquiry laboratory. Inquiry-based activities are
inductive. They have an undetermined outcome and require the learners to generate their own procedures. They are more student-centred, contain less direction, and give the student more responsibility for determining procedural options than the traditional format.
The aims (as general statements of what the teacher intends to achieve), and the objectives (as specific statements of what the students should be able to accomplish as a result of being taught in the laboratory) of this “hybrid” laboratory were analyzed and discussed.

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INTED2013: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference

Uncontrolled Keywords:Laboratory instructions, Biology, Expository laboratory, Inquiry laboratory
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
Sciences > Geology
Sciences > Chemistry
Medical sciences > Biology
Humanities > Education > Learning
Humanities > Education > Science study and teaching
Humanities > Education > Higher education
ID Code:26401
Deposited On:01 Aug 2014 08:12
Last Modified:09 Apr 2019 09:52

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