The National Science Foundation DRK-12 award is a five-year grant to support science teachers working through the intensive, two-year TI program, along with an in-depth study of the effects of TI on its teachers and their students.
“The initial implementation of the program for his high chemistry teachers has been successful beyond what we had originally envisioned,” Herrington said. “Not only have teachers been able to more successfully implement inquiry instruction into their chemistry classes, but we also have evidence that suggests students better understand chemistry as a result of these instructional changes.”
Herrington is a co-creator of the TI model and began its implementation and study at GVSU in 2006.
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