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Inquiry based learning

  1. 1. INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING by Roksana Akter
  2. 2. WHAT IS INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING? Involvement for seeking knowledge
  3. 3. INQUIRY LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM Teaching Strategies
  4. 4. INQUIRY BASED LEARNING "It is an approach to learning whereby students find and use a variety of sources of information and ideas to increase their understanding of a problem, topic, or issue....it espouses investigation, exploration, research, pursuit, and study." Guided Inquiry Learning in the 21st Century, Kuhlthau, Maniotes, Caspari, Libraries Unlimited,  2007
  5. 5. INQUIRY APPROACH VERSUS COVERAGE APPROACH                 Student voice and choice Questions and concepts Collaborative work Strategic thinking Authentic investigations Student responsibility Student as knowledge creator Interaction and talk Teacher as model and coach Cross-disciplinary studies Multiple resources Multimodal learning Engaging in a discipline Real purpose and audience Caring and taking action Performance and self-assessment                 Teacher selection and direction Assigned topics and isolated facts Solitary work Memorization As if/surrogate learning Student compliance Student as information receiver Quiet and listening Teacher as expert and presenter One subject at a time Reliance on a textbook Verbal sources only Hearing about a discipline Extrinsic motivators Forgetting and moving to next unit Filling in bubbles and blanks Comprehension and Collaboration 2009 by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels, (Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH)
  6. 6. BENEFITS OF INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING teaches problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and disciplinary content  promotes the transfer of concepts to new problem questions  teaches students how to learn and builds selfdirected learning skills  develops student ownership of their inquiry and enhances student interest in the subject matter 
  7. 7. CRITERIA FOR A SUCCESSFUL (BORROWED FROM JEFFREY WILHELM, AUTHOR OF "YOU GOTTA BE THE BOOK" AND "HYPERLEARNING") 1. Start with a guided exploration of a topic as a whole class. 2. Proceed to student small group inquiry about an open-ended, debatable, contended issue. 3. Encourage students to ask personally relevant and socially significant questions. 4. Work in groups to achieve diversity of views.
  8. 8. CRITERIA FOR A SUCCESSFUL (BORROWED FROM JEFFREY WILHELM, AUTHOR OF "YOU GOTTA BE THE BOOK" AND "HYPERLEARNING") 5. Predict, set goals, define outcomes. 6. Find or create information...look for patterns. 7. Instruction serves as a guide to help students meet their goals. 8. Create a tangible artifact that addresses the issue, answers questions, and makes learning visible and accountable.
  9. 9. CRITERIA FOR A SUCCESSFUL (BORROWED FROM JEFFREY WILHELM, AUTHOR OF "YOU GOTTA BE THE BOOK" AND "HYPERLEARNING") 9. Learning is actualized and accountable in the design accomplishment. 10. Arrive at a stand...take action. conclusion...take a 11. Document, justify, and share conclusion with larger audience.  
  10. 10. THANK YOU

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