Design and inquiry: Bases for an accommodation between science and technology education in the curriculum?
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 255–281, March 2006
How to Cite
Lewis, T. (2006), Design and inquiry: Bases for an accommodation between science and technology education in the curriculum?. J. Res. Sci. Teach., 43: 255–281. doi: 10.1002/tea.20111
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 APR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 29 NOV 2004
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. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Res Sci Teach 43: 255–281, 2006