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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Inductive teaching

Overview

  • Influence: Inductive teaching
  • Domain: Teaching Strategies
  • Sub-Domain: Instructional strategies
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to accelerate
  • Influence Definition: A teaching technique that encourages students to reason from observation – or to move logically from observing, testing, and comparing – to articulating broad principles.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 3
  • Number of studies: 206
  • Number of students: 8,263
  • Number of effects: 212
  • Effect size: 0.44

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Lott USA The effect of inquiry teaching and advance organizers upon student outcomes in science education 1983 Inductive teaching in science 24 0 24 0.06
Seitschrift fur padagogische psychologie Klauer & Phye Training of Inductive Reasoning - An Updated Meta-Analysis 2013 Inductive teaching 109 4,668 109 0.68
Review of Educational Research Klauer & Phye Germany Inductive reasoning: a training approach 2008 Inductive teaching 73 3,595 79 0.59
TOTAL/AVERAGE 206 8,263 212 0.44

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 4 2 2 3
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