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1 Personal Inquiry Personal Inquiry: Designing for Evidence-based Inquiry Learning across Formal and Informal Settings Learning Science Research Institute

2 Introduction – main objective The main objective is to design new educational methods of scripted inquiry learning, implemented across devices including personal mobile technologies and shared classroom displays, and to evaluate their effectiveness in helping young people aged 11-14 to understand themselves and their world through a process of active scientific inquiry across formal and informal settings.

3 Partnerships Open University, MK – Oakgrove School University of Nottingham – Hadden Park High School We ran 3 set of trials myselfmycommunity – themes: myself & my community, – for the last trials we swapped themes.

4 Find my topic Decide my inquiry question or hypothesis Plan my methods, equipment & actions Collect my evidence Analyse and represent my evidence Respond to my question or hypothesis Communicate my inquiry Reflect on my progress Personal Inquiry process Research question Observe Analyse Present Conclude Predict topic hypothesize plan collect analyse respond communicate reflect

5 February 2008 Heart rate & fitness

6 February 2008: heart rate & fitness Inquiry Question: Is there a relationship between heart rate and fitness?

7 November 2008 How healthy is our diet?

8 whereinquiry process Pupils to understand where they are in the inquiry process Overall objective

9 Nov 2008: Technology Asus running the PI toolkit Camera to keep a food diary

10 Data collection To be able to reflect on data collected by their group on food observations To be able to consider the answers from the expert and ask any further appropriate questions

11 My Analysis, My conclusions Compare their nutrients intake with the RNI, in a bar chart To make valid comments about the data collected: personally and for the group To recognise a healthy and less healthy diet from nutritional information in bar chart To use a model for their own conclusions

12 November 2009 Does noise pollution affect birds eating habits?

13 Attenborough fieldtrip

14 School study Birdfeeders Bird feeders

15 Screenshots

16 Garden experiment Birdfeeders Bird feeders


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