inquiry learning & guided inquiry

MINI-LECTURE

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Week 1 slides

REQUIRED READING

Lupton, Mandy (2017) Inquiry learning. A pedagogical and curriculum framework for information literacy.  in Sales, Dora & Pinto, Maria (Eds.) Pathways into InformationLiteracy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies. Chandos Publishing. [QUT login]

Kuhlthau, Carol. (2010). Guided inquiry : school libraries in the 21st century School Libraries Worldwide, 16 (1), 1-12.  [QUT login]

PREPARATION FOR ASSIGNMENT 2

Inquiry learning level of inquiry – from teacher-directed to student directed:

Inquiry learning continuum

Levels of inquiry. Image by author

 

Levels of inquiry continuum. Image by author.

Levels of inquiry continuum. Image by author.

 

Research-based learning levels of guidance and knowledge continuum based on Brew (2013). Image by author.

Research-based learning levels of guidance and knowledge continuum based on Brew (2013). Image by author.

The reading, viewing, thinking and discussion you do this week on levels of teacher and student directedness as represented in the inquiry learning continuum will help you to design/re-design a unit of work (Assignment 2). In your design for Assignment 2, you will need to address the following questions:

  • Who decides the inquiry topic/s?
  • Who decides inquiry question/s?
  • Who decides how students search for information/gather data?
  • Who decides how students evaluate information and sources?
  • Who decides how students evaluate their inquiry process/methodology?
  • Who decides on how the findings of the inquiry are communicated/presented?
  • Who decides on the audience for the inquiry? (teacher, other students, school, parents, client/employer, community, politicians, the world)

References

Bell, R., Smetana, L., & Binns, I. (2005). Simplifying inquiry instruction. The Science Teacher, 72(7), 30-33. [QUT login]

Brew, A. (2013). Understanding the scope of undergraduate research: A framework for curricular and pedagogical decision-making. Higher Education, 66(5), 603-618.

Martin-Hansen, L. (2002). Defining inquiry: Exploring the many types of inquiry in the science classroom. The Science Teacher, 69(2), 34-37. [QUT login]

National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards. A Guide for Teaching and Learning. Washington: Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education.

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