Technology embedded scientific inquiry: a study of teacher knowledge and practice
This article briefly describes the National Science Foundation funded project (2004-2007), Translating Information Technology into Classrooms. It presents the external evaluation results of the teacher preparedness of the information technological skills. Based on these results and the National Science Education Standards pertaining to scientific inquiry, Technology Embedded Scientific Inquiry (TESI) model, is constructed for the professional development of TITiC teachers. The article argues that the TESI Model should be used for promoting conceptual understanding of the what, how, and why of science underpinning scientific reasoning. Based on the external evaluation results in the TITiC project, a research agenda is proposed to study teacher knowledge and practice of TESI.