Published Jun 30, 2019

Yuejiao Feng  


How to integrate digital information technology into classroom is not only a challenge, but also a test for both teaching and learning. Getting involvement of digital information technology into classroom extends students’ learning in time and space, and alters teachers’ teaching status. However, how can we achieve a balance between teacher-led and student-independent inquiry in a digital classroom? I hereby used “Reviewing the Image and Nature of Quadratic Function” as an example, compared and recorded the behavioral performance and results of teachers and students in an experimental comparison, and found that both teachers’ leading and students’ independent inquiring were indispensable, and a balance between them was a must-be goal if a maximal teaching effectiveness was expected.


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Digital Class, Teacher’s Leading, Student Subject, Teaching Implementation

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This article is the research project of the Digital Learning Support Technology Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education of China, the digital learning planning project “The teaching method and strategy application based on the pad flip classroom” (subject approval number: 2017BB427).

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How to Cite
Feng, Y. (2019). How to Achieve a Balance between Teacher-Lead and Student-Independent Inquiry in A Digital Class?- A Case Study Based on Chinese Middle School Mathematics Teaching. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 3(1), 169-183. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.19.ar079
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