What is Inquiry Based Learning? - https://youtu.be/u84ZsS6niPc
- Asking Questions
- Thinking to make meaning
- What will I learn today?
How is this different to what we are used to?
Moving from Traditional teaching methods - Teacher provides all the information / students then recite what the have learned
Inquiry-based learning (IBL) - constructivist Theory
What is the Teachers Role?
Levels of Inquiry
- Teacher directed
- Teacher provides the question
- Step by step instruction
- Develops students ability to inquire
- Students take more responsibility
- Teacher guides the inquiry
- Students take the lead
- Requires higher order thinking
Integrated - MIXTURE OF THREE
We were required to reflect on Inquiry Teaching Approach and identify the positives and the negatives of having a 'No Inquiry Approach' compared with an 'Inquiry Only Approach'
Below are our thoughts.
Student Learners falling in-between the gaps
Preparation of foundation skills
Lack of parent understanding
After much discussion and further reflection it appears we are always inquiring!
So... WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES.
When do we need to use direct instruction?
- when safety is involved
- driving / sky diving
When do we need to encourage specific inquiry?
- depends on the purpose
Google 20% time - independence to do whatever they like, do not commit a crime or hurt others.
TEACHING AS INQUIRY
Getting to the Root of a Problem Quickly - https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_5W.htm