20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning Recently we took at look at the phases of inquiry-based learning through a framework, and even apps that were conducive to inquiry-based learning on the iPad.
You are probably familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, but how about Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction? Robert Gagne is considered the father of instructional design, and he laid out the 9 Events in his book, The Conditions of Learning (1965). Like Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gagne’s 9 Events are a great tool in the development of instruction.
“(Learning the content) is very much the 20th century idea around education. But in the 21st century, it’s learning the tools and the skills of remaking that content and becoming the creator and the producer." Diana Roten, Director of the Digital Media and Learning Project. A video from the MacArthur Foundation with snippets from various educational leaders including John Seely Brown.
An interesting read from Diana Laurillard. "Every day, teachers design and test new ways of teaching, using learning technology to help their students. Sadly, their discoveries often remain local. By representing and communicating their best ideas as structured pedagogical patterns, teachers could develop this vital professional knowledge collectively."
“As instructional designers, we have to know what cognitive requirements our learning designs impose and ensure that our learners can meet those requirements. We don’t want to distract the learners from the essential learning task at hand. All aspects of design should focus on adding value to the learning experience.”