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 (Tune – PUK) Identify, Label, List, Define, Describe, Retell, Recall, Recite Questioning Process (Find - Essential Questions Key Words) Compare, Contrast, Causal, Sequence, Explain, Questioning Output (Sort & Act) Predict, Hypothesise, Generalise, Analyse, Imagine, Reflect, Evaluate, Create
Our Model & Input / Output / Process • INPUT : PUKE – prior knowledge, unpack key concepts/big question – immersion with a variety of learning experiences to help develop essential questions. • PROCESS : Using key words from questions developed to sift and sort information via internet/library/other sources ORGANISE. • OUTPUT : Social Action – sustainability, then reflect and evaluate process.
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
The Input Stage Involves Thinking Skills