Exploring Inquiry Learning in Early Childhood Education

Inquiry is one of our most basic activities as human beings, beginning with babies who use it to make sense of the world around them. Partnerships with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Children’s Center (UHMCC) and the Navy Hale Keiki School (NHKS) are allowing CRDG’s Carol Ann Brennan to research how inquiry is used […]

New Placed-based Science Curriculum

In a collaborative effort, project director Lois Yamauchi of the University of Hawai‘i College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and lead curriculum developer Carol Ann Brennan of CRDG are engaged in a three-year project funded by the US Department of Education to develop and evaluate a placed-based science curriculum for Hawaiian children. The curriculum […]

Updating Place-based Science Curriculum

The Hawai‘i Nature Study program, originally conceived and developed by Sister Edna Demanche in the 1970s, was always popular with Hawai‘i teachers because, unlike most science textbooks available to them, it provided inquiry-based activities focused on Hawai‘i’s local plants and animals. CRDG’s Carol Brennan was a member of the original team that worked with Sister […]

Teaching Science as Inquiry Project Researching Professional Development

Under the direction of Kanesa Seraphin, Paul Brandon,  and Truc Nguyen, CRDG’s science, learning technology, and evaluation teams are working together on a project funded by the US Department of Education to investigate how instruction in inquiry-based teaching enhances marine science education. The Teaching Science as Inquiry-Aquatic Science (TSA-AS) project is a modularized professional development […]

STEM Collaboration with Korean Teachers

Forty mathematics and science teachers from all over South Korea visited CRDG in January 2011 to learn about the innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment for which CRDG is well known. Sponsored by the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI), the two coordinators and forty teachers, each from a different province in South Korea, were […]

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