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1 Inquiry II – Jan. 20 "Every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds." Eleanor Roosevelt Inquiry and Personalized Learning Opportunities Makerspace, Tinkering, Self-Organized learning environments, genius hour

2 Walk-in Activity Goal: Develop an understanding of the properties of the different types of playdough through attempting to create a simple circuit ONE rule – do not connect the LED lights directly to the batteries... They must only make contact with dough Prior knowledge – how a simple circuit works

3 Checking in Questions or comments about Inquiry Project? Questions or comments about Practicum? Collaborative Practice Discussion

4 Timeline

5 Curiousity and Questions 1. Questions can be windows to great instruction but not the other way around 2. Embrace the mess – trial and error everyday 3. Practice Reflection – what we do is important, it deserves our care and our revision l

6 The Power of Questions In real life, the pursuit of personally important questions is what leads to new discoveries, creations, or realizations (Arnold, 1995; Gardner, 1998 in Falk & Blumenreich, 2005 p.1)

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8 Constructivism, Inquiry & Personalizing Learning Child- centered learning Piaget Vygotsky Dewey Bruner Gardner

9 Inquiry awaken learners’ own questions and use these as the driving force for learning (Falk & Margolin, 2005). Vs instructing learners how to search for answers to predetermined questions.

10 Links to Practice Teacher as a questioner, a knower, and a doer.

11 Reference Falk, B., & Blumenreich, M. (2005). The power of questions. Heinemann. Chapter 1: Making the Case for Teacher Research, pp pdf The complete book is available in the education library at: fo?bibId= fo?bibId=

12 Time for a Break

13 Self-Organized learning Environments Sugata Mitra

14 How do you feel about this statement: Children in groups can teach themselves almost anything. ids_teach_themselves.html ids_teach_themselves.html

15 Self-Organized learning Environments Sugata Mitra


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