Follow two teachers as they explore and learn about inquiry learning.
Join us as we investigate how to implement inquiry-based learning in our grade 5/6 classroom (grade 4/5 - 2013/2014). We've added a new tab on our website that is connected to the work we are doing in inquiry to support the curriculum roll-out of the "New Ontario Revised Social Studies, History & Geography" (2013) document. This document focus' on the inquiry process and concepts of disciplinary thinking. We are pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of the roll-out team for the Ministry of Education.
At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners' thought processes and encourage active processing. They are short, easy-to-learn mini-strategies that extend and deepen students' thinking and become part of the fabric of everyday classroom life.
Thinking Ideals are easily accessible concepts capturing naturally occurring goals, strivings or interests that often propel our thinking. Four Ideals -- Understanding, Truth, Fairness and Creativity -- are presented as modules on this site.
There are associated routines for each ideal and within each module there are activities that help deepen students' concepts around the ideal.
Education Services Australia partnered with Australian teachers’ associations to develop practical, classroom-related digital resources that are aligned to the Australian Curriculum. In this article Gabrielle England provides an overview of resources available for Phase 1 Learning Areas.
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