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The power of cognitive conflict: Epistemic inquiry as an approach to teaching science

The concept of Epistemic Inquiry was inspired by and is a fusion of the lesson methodology of Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) and the ideas of Derek Hodson (2014).



Alex Black has been a teacher for 37 years, and has spent the last 30 years in an International School in Zurich, teaching students and coaching teachers from early primary age through to grade 12. He has many years’ experience of teaching IB Diploma Biology, Theory of Knowledge, and middle years Science.

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