Kuhlthau, Carol Keynote PP 090902


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Kuhlthau, Carol Keynote PP 090902

  1. 1. Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century Carol Collier Kuhlthau Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) Rutgers University USA
  2. 2. 21st Century Skills  Globalinterconnectedness enabled by information technology calls for:  New skills  New knowledge  New ways of learning
  3. 3. Information Technology  The easy part  Learning how to use new devices  The hard part  Learning how to use technology for creativity and enlightenment
  4. 4. Information Technology  Impact on education, the economy, and politics  Changes the way we learn, work and are governed
  5. 5. Inquiry Learning  Thefoundation of the information age school A research approach to learning
  6. 6. Guided Inquiry  Inquiry guided by an instructional team to enable students to gain depth of understanding and competency in using a wide range of sources of information for learning.
  7. 7. School Librarians’ role in inquiry learning  School librarians are vital agents in creating schools that enable students to learn through vast resources and multiple communication channels.
  8. 8. Guided Inquiry A way of learning that accomplishes the objectives of 21st century schools. A way to meet the many requirements of the curriculum through engaging, motivating and challenging learning.
  9. 9. Guided Inquiry – What is it?  Guided Inquiry is planned, targeted, supervised intervention throughout the inquiry process.  Grounded in extensive research of the process of learning from a variety of sources of information.  Constructivist approach to learning
  10. 10. Model of the Information Search Process Tasks Initiation Selection Exploration Formulation Collection Presentation ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------→ Feelings uncertainly optimism confusion clarity sense of satisfaction or (affective) frustration direction/ disappointment doubt confidence Thoughts vague-------------------------------------→focused (cognitive) -----------------------------------------------→ increased interest Actions seeking relevant information----------------------------→seeking pertinent information (physical) exploring documenting
  11. 11. Guided Inquiry Team  Three member core team  Build on expertise in the school  Extended team  Build on the expertise in the community
  12. 12. 5 Kinds of Learning through Inquiry  Information Literacy  Learning how to learn  Curriculum Content  Literacy Competence  Social Skills
  13. 13. Information Literacy  Concepts approach to  Locating  Evaluating  Using information
  14. 14. Learning how to learn  Inquiry as a way of learning in the information environment  Students personalize the learning process
  15. 15. Curriculum Content  Thecontent of inquiry is drawn from subjects across the curriculum.
  16. 16. Literacy Competence  Goingbeyond learning to read to reading to learning. Practice for proficiency
  17. 17. Social Skills  Community of learners  Small work groups  For interacting  collaborating  sharing
  18. 18. Examples of Guided Inquiry  Primary School  Middle School  High School
  19. 19. Getting Started in Your School  Three ways  Gain support  Develop an implementation plan  Create a network to share success and problems
  20. 20. New ways of thinking about education  Teachers cannot do this alone  School libraries are definitely in the picture  School libraries need to be dynamic learning centers where students to learn through vast resources and multiple communication channels.
  21. 21.  Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, Kuhlthau, Maniotes, and Caspari, Libraries Unlimited, 2007.