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Title: An inquiry based approach to homework in primary science
Authors: Mifsud, Maria
Ellul Bonici, Victor
Keywords: Inquiry-based learning -- Malta
Science -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Malta
Homework -- Malta
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Inquiry-based learning (IBL) in science has changed the way about teaching children science and engage with scientific phenomena. Through IBL, children explore different scientific concepts and learn through questioning, gathering evidence and review. The aim of this dissertation was to extend the concept of IBL in science to homework. This strategy was implemented through assigning three different inquiry based science tasks to children as homework. The children were interviewed after the homework. The tasks done were corrected and analysed each whilst the peripatetic teacher was interviewed after the completion of these tasks. The study showed that introducing inquiry-based homework in science gives children the liberty of experimenting with objects found around the house and allow them to explore scientific concepts applied in every day life. The children were able to try out a wide variety of things within the home, reflecting their engagement with the tasks. It was noted that parents provided different type of help to the children. This highlights the need to support parental involvement which can be enhanced to improve the whole experience.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEdu - 2016

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