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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
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
Checking in Questions or comments about Inquiry Project? Questions or comments about Practicum? Collaborative Practice Discussion
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 http://www.ted.com/playlists/125/tv_special_ted_talks_educatio.htm l
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)
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.
Links to Practice Teacher as a questioner, a knower, and a doer.
Reference Falk, B., & Blumenreich, M. (2005). The power of questions. Heinemann. Chapter 1: Making the Case for Teacher Research, pp. 4-11. http://www.heinemann.com/shared/onlineresources/E00698/chapter 1.pdf The complete book is available in the education library at: http://webcat1.library.ubc.ca.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/vwebv/holdingsIn fo?bibId=3188325 http://webcat1.library.ubc.ca.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/vwebv/holdingsIn fo?bibId=3188325
How do you feel about this statement: Children in groups can teach themselves almost anything. http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_k ids_teach_themselves.html http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_k ids_teach_themselves.html