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They might be shown the way a problem was formulated and solved, how data was collected and analyzed, and how conclusions were drawn. In this way the logic of discovery could be explained directly to the students. But students might also be asked to formulate their own problems and solutions and learn about inquiry by practicing inquiry. Although Schwab and other educational leaders recognized the usefulness of direct teaching about scientific discovery, they believed that it was more important to have students conduct their own investigations because it promoted deeper intellectual engagement with the content and more meaningful understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry.
DEBOER significant and meaningful to them, and since there is a shared, collaborative aspect to life in a democratic society, students also needed to develop a capacity for cooperative group inquiry. Regarding science instruction, Dewey said: …students should be introduced to scientific subject-matter and be initiated into its facts and laws through acquaintance with everyday social applications. Adherence to this method Is not only the most direct avenue to understanding of science itself but as the pupils grow more mature it is also the surest road to the understanding of the economic and industrial problems of present society.