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Developing inquiry-based education through forensics at science class

Ana Slanc (2014) Developing inquiry-based education through forensics at science class. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The thesis discusses the development of inquiry-based learning through forensics. Theoretical part defines the concept of inquiry-based learning and comparison with the classical teaching, different teaching methods such as simulation, fieldwork, project work, demonstration and experiment. Role play, group work and procedure of forming groups are also described in the thesis. This is followed by the contents of forensics that can be used in school as part of a lesson or as a science day: fingerprints, hair and fiber analysis, DNA as evidence, blood trace and trace substances. Curricula and textbooks of biology, home economics and science were analyzed in this thesis. The goals were to determine whether forensics is represented in curricula and textbooks, learning how to develop approaches to teaching forensics at the school and the possibility of cross-curricular links of biology, home economics and science when we teach forensics as a part of the lessons. An experiment was developed with the title "How to detect a fingerprint?" in PROFILES module (Professional Reflection-Oriented Focus on Inquiry-based Learning and Education through Science), which is a project of the 7th European Framework Programme and is aimed at teaching and learning of science subjects on inquiry-based learning.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: inquiry-based learning, forensics, PROFILES project
    Number of Pages: 30
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Iztok DevetakMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10173257)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2362
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 08:22
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 13:57
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2362

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