Parker, Walter

Affiliations: 
University of Washington
Biography: 

Walter Parker is Professor in Curriculum and Instruction and adjunct professor of political science at the University of Washington. He specializes in the civic development of children and adolescents, and social studies curriculum and instruction K-12.

“Their Minds Must Be Improved to a Certain Degree”: A Learning Cycles Approach to Inquiry

"The central idea of this article is that inquiry is not only an instructional method, it is also a curriculum objective. It is important in its own right. Teaching students to inquire—to arrive at well-supported claims using evidence and reason—is what education is mainly for."

Subscribe to Journal Articles

An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

Newsletter Subscription

Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up-to-date with new journal issues!