The "Argument Driven Inquiry to Promote Understanding of Important Concepts & Practices in Biology" was very formative in giving a direct step by step example of how to carry out the ADI in a classroom. I feel that it's important for students to engage in this sort of learning because it allows for students to experience a different approach to the typical lecture style teaching they often encounter, especially in urban school settings. My only reservation about ADI is how can it be wholeheartedly implemented with the constant restrictions teachers are faced. I don't seem as if that I'm not being a team player with the paper, but it's important to think about those types of things.
In the second reading, "Engaging Students in the Scientific Practices of Explanation and Argumentation", I was relieved to get a
more concise different soon between explanation and argumentation. The examples that were given were also extremely helpful because for novice instructors, such as myself, it's important to have various examples that can show how to engage students in this type of dialogue.
I know my blog for this week is extremely different from other weeks, but I was more than intrigued with the premise behind the reading and the content. Just wanted to drop a short blurb about my thoughts.
Tell me what you think!