An inquiry teacher knows how to question students in ways that enhance and deepen thinking, how to offer choice and honour voice, how to seize an unexpected moment for investigation and how to embed learning in purposeful context It’s a pedagogy – not just a planning framework.
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Very interesting ideas on the process of inquiry learning - what it is and what it isn't, with lots in between.
In a story last year about Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap, they quote him as saying, “The culture of schooling as we know it is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.” We can tell you the kinds of environments where we know kids are excited, enthusiastic, and …
Reflections on Inquiry Based Learning. By rlhaddad. Monday, February 24, 2014. Most students in my class have finished or are finishing up their Practice Inquiry Guide. Reflections so far: Great Discussions.
When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term. There are several ways to start designing projects. Here are six steps that will help you get started.
"Next gen tools provide meaningful ways teachers and students can explore, question, reflect and share–leading to Deeper Learning and blended and personalized opportunities for students. Here are 25 ideas for using next gen tools this year in your classroom."
In this post I present my analysis of the Australian Curriculum v6.0. Inquiry skills and information literacy are embedded in the Australian Curriculum in the subject areas Science, History, Geogra...
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Mandy Lupton is a lecturer at UQ. She believes in the bird's eye view of the teacher librarian over the curriculum and has presented this scope and sequence analysis with a critique of omissions and misalignments.
We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process.
Projects are generally teacher-directed, universal, and tangent to the learning, while project-based learning is student-centered, personal, and the learning pathway itself. Put simply, it is an approach to learning rather than something to complete.
The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century.
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