Presentation on theme: "Inquiry Learning Definition of inquiry"— Presentation transcript:
1 Inquiry Learning Definition of inquiry What are the components of inquiryModel of inquiryInquiry and the new curriculumICT and inquiry learning
2 Wisdom begins in wonder Socrates believed that knowledge was vital and could only survive in a dynamic environment of human inquiry.The legacy of Socrates would be continued by Plato who set up the Academy in 387 B.C. in order to continue the Socratic method of inquiry.Wisdom begins in wonder
3 John Dewey said: “Knowledge," in the sense of information, means the working capital, the indispensable resources, of [for] further inquiry; of finding out, or learning, more things. Frequently it is treated as an end in itself, and then the goal becomes to heap it up and display it when called for.” “We only think when we are confronted with problems.”
4 Inquiry Learning isThe investigation into an idea, question, problem or issue.It involves gathering information, building knowledge and developing deep understanding.Inquiry-based learning encompasses the processes of posing problems, gathering information, thinking creatively about possibilities, making decisions and justifying conclusions.
5 Elements of inquiryStudent ownership of the learning and clear purposeAuthentic contexts, meaningful learningAn investigation into a question, problem, issue or ideaStudents construct meaningScaffolding to support learningTeacher as a guide or facilitatorKnowledge creationAction as a result of the inquirys
6 What does an inquiry classroom look like, feel like and sound like? Change your pair/three groupY - ChartWhat does itlook like?What does itsound like?What does it feellike?
18 The common stages of inquiry models The Big IdeaThis is the broad concept /big idea/umbrella that will start the students thinking.It provides direction within a particular curriculum area, but with a wide focus.It provides the context for new learningPurpose:To engage students in the topicTo gauge student interest and attitudes
19 Tuning In/Ignite/Knowledge Attack Purpose:To find out what students believe (understandings/misconceptions).To provide opportunities for students to share what they already know and believeTo introduce/clarify language/key wordsTo identify gaps in their knowledgeTo assist with teacher planning of the unit.
20 Strategies employed Questioning You tube Representing ideas visually Concept mappingBrainstormingDrawing, making diagramsListing questions -Listing statementsClass and small group discussions -EstimatingSharing ideas with othersDVD’sFlickrHypothesising/PredictingOganisingEOTCListeningPlanning research
21 Questioning Creating the essential question: This question should require the students to go beyond obtaining and retelling factual information...It should require students to reflect on a position, make predictions, investigate, discuss and debate their findings.Eg: ‘How can we prevent building the rubbish mountain?’
22 Subsidiary Questions Question rubrics 7 servants Question starters What do you need to know in order to answer the essential question?The look-up-able questionsQuestion rubrics7 servantsQuestion startersBlooms
23 Discovery/Research Think Communicate Co-operate Research Sort Sift Purpose:To take students beyond what they already know and challenge their ideas, beliefs and valuesTo provide authentic opportunities for students to:ThinkCommunicateCo-operateResearchSortSiftOganiseRecordAnalyseSynthesize
25 Communicate Explaining Reporting Persuading Powerpoint Keynote Presenting our answers to the essential question or completing our task.Sharing our understandings from what we have found outExplainingReportingPersuadingPowerpointKeynoteMovie makerBrochuresKid PixPodcastingAnimationPhoto story
26 ActTaking action, to improve the lives of others in our world, improving the world or sharing information.This is where students have an opportunity to apply their knowledge in an authentic context.Taking recommendations to BOT/local councilRaising moneyMini campaigns in the local communityChange own behaviour to influence othersWriting lettersContacting relevant organisations
27 Assess Peer Assessment Self assessment Conferencing Student and Teacher AssessmentEvaluation of effectiveness in answering questions.Evaluation of inquiry skillsEvaluation of depth of knowledge through new learningTeacher AssessmentKey CompetenciesPeer AssessmentSelf assessmentConferencing
28 Improved outcomes Higher order thinking Lifelong learning Information literacy skillsProblem solvingCritical thinkingDepth of understanding
29 Inquiry and the new curriculum Vision - Confident, connected, actively involved life long learners.Principles - Learning to learn, community engagement, coherence and future focusValues - Community and participation, Ecological sustainability, Integrity, Innovation, inquiry and curiosityKey Competencies- Thinking, Using language symbols and texts, Managing Self, Relating to others, Participating & ContributingEffective Pedagogy - Creating a supportive learning environment, Encouraging reflective thought and action, Enhancing the relevance of new learning, Making connections to prior learning and Providing sufficient opportunities to learn.Integrated curriculumFuture Focus - Sustainability, Citizenship, Enterprise and Globalisation
30 Ict & Inquiry Learning Bringing in and recording ideas and information Sorting and linking ideasCommunication toolHome - school partnership