Instructional Model for Inquiry-Based Science

The VAEI Instructional Model integrates a process of scientific inquiry with a rich learning environment while nurturing scientific habits of mind. By addressing the process and the culture of scientific inquiry, the model becomes a practical guide for helping students to think and act like scientists.

Learning Environment

Create an environment where students engage in rich discussions, share responsibility for learning, and are supported in taking risks.

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Process of Scientific Inquiry

Engage curiosity with inquiry-based instruction so students construct knowledge and meaning through a process of discovery.

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Habits of Mind

Foster a growth mindset where students think critically and creatively, persevere through challenges, and are open to new ideas.

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Also available, VAEI's Instructional Model for Engineering.

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