Inquiry Learning Why ? What ? How?
Why ? A Vision
Input Process Output What is Inquiry-based Learning ? Inquiry Learning describes a process of educational – based discovery where a learner… … is guided to “see” issues and ask meaningful questions about them Recall, Understanding … decides how to find appropriate answers to their questions Application, Analysis communicates and interacts with their new knowledge. Creation, Evaluation
Inquiry Learning Experiences Input Identify, Label, List, Define, Describe, Retell, Recall, Recite Questioning Process Compare, Contrast, Causal, Sequence, Explain, Questioning Output Predict, Hypothesise, Generalise, Analyse, Imagine, Reflect, Evaluate, Create
There are many available models which support inquiry learning … 8 W’s Lamb Action Learning Gwen Gawith The Research Cycle Jamie McKenzie Big Six Eisenberg & Berkowitz The Info Process NSW Pathway to Knowledge Follet Sauce Trevor Bond
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The Input Stage Involves Thinking Skills