Technology-Enhanced Inquiry Tool in Science Education: An Inclusive Pedagogical Framework for Classroom Teaching and Learning Practices

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Abigail C. Obodo, Bernardine N. Nweze, Chidinma A. Ezeano, Nneka J. Ezeh, Mercy I. Ani, David O. Ekeh, Ijeoma A. Kalu, Emmanuel C. Obodo


Technology is radically transforming teaching and learning, as inquiry-based digital information resources and creative tools are made available to learners, schools and educators. This study explores discusses a range of inquiry-based pedagogical approaches that teachers can utilize for effective teaching of science education. Technology skills are one set of 21st century skills that support effective teaching and learning. The idea of inquiry-based learning is to foster characteristics of good learners and encourage them in the educational process. These characteristics include confidence in the ability to learn, enjoying problem-solving, trusting one's own judgement, not fearing being wrong, a flexible point of view, and respect for facts. The Inquiry-based learning, teaching and learning contexts in science education classrooms practices were highlighted. Contextual teaching and learning strategies highlighted include inquiry learning, problem-based learning, cooperative learning, project-based learning, and authentic assessment.  In order to use these contextual teaching and learning strategies to be used effectively, technology enhanced inquiry tool should be used for effective teaching and learning.

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