Discovery-based science curriculum to encourage critical thinking

10/5/2009 | Greenwich Time (Conn.)

Teachers will guide students to think critically about science instead of relying on rote memorization under a curriculum to be rolled out slowly in a Connecticut district. School officials hope to boost student achievement in science by turning to the more hands-on, discovery-based curriculum that allows students to gather their own data instead of solely using textbooks. "We're shifting to a student-centered model where kids are actually asking testable questions, investigating and finding the answers," said science program coordinator Sheila Civale.

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