This document is intended to assist participants and academic team members alike in reflecting on what we are trying to accomplish at this institute. This final version clarifies some points based on questions and comments about the earlier draft version.
INQUIRY: The process of the institute is collaborative inquiry through team problem solving. Thus the team project and the process for accomplishing the project demonstrate inquiry-based science. Skills necessary for inquiry in the environmental sciences include:
[As tools for evaluation, see inquiry and skills inventories.]
During the workshop, participants will design and post on the web an action plan for implementing the inquiry approach in their classrooms. This plan will constitute the basis for continued support and interaction after the workshop. [For further information, see Weaving Content and Pedagogy, Layer Three.]