The Cultural Contemplation of Inquiry Teaching in China

Wei Xü, Xuefu Xü


In China, the theoretical research of inquiry teaching has achieved fruitful results, but some misunderstanding and problems still exist in practice: There are some inquiry teaching that is the lack of clear teaching objectives; some inquiry teaching that is the lack of “inquiry” in teaching; some teachers unilaterally use inquiry teaching instead of the traditional teaching; some inquiry teaching processes are mere formalities; there is the lack of teaching standards. In this paper, we review inquiry teaching from the perspective of the culturology and try to improve the rational thinking of the practice of inquiry teaching. In establishing a cultural contemplation view for the inquiry teaching, teachers need to change their personal philosophy and cultural views, create democratic and harmonious cultural atmosphere, form a stable inquiry community and take a cultural evaluation method.


Inquiry teaching; Cultural contemplation; Inquiry Community

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