Title

Design and Inquiry: Bases for an Accommodation between Science and Technology Education in the Curriculum

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Volume

43

Issue

3

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date

2006

First Page

255

Last Page

281

DOI

10.1002/tea.20111

Abstract

This article examines the merits of the proposition that design and inquiry are conceptual parallels. It does so by first looking closely at the inquiry-related discourse within science education, then at aspects of the design discourse within engineering, and finally within technology education. Convergences and divergences of these two streams of curricular advocacy are then identified, and implications and conclusions with respect to curriculum and instruction in both subjects are suggested.

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