Mobile Inquiry Learning Environment (MILE): Little Zoologist Yaeji Chun
Problems• Unlimited learning space• Science concepts & authentic experience• Assessment during the trip
Contents• Animals & local zoo• Can be extended to local aquarium, or botanical garden
Learner• Elementary school students those who will visit a local zoo in conjunction with a classroom lesson about the animals.
Learning Goal• Students will learn more about animals and animal groups through the inquiry process in an authentic environment.• Students will develop collaborative inquiry learning by sharing and negotiating opinions.• 21st century learning skills will be enhanced through the process.• Students will become interested in the environment around them and investigate it from a scientific perspective.• Students will be able to present their work in different ways.
Literature Review• Bridging the gap between in and out of school learning• Help learners make connections between home, school and afterschool
Literature Review• Inquiry-based learning • Develop scientific attitudes by an inquiry process: explaining the world based on the data and evidences that are collected from the scientific investigation
Implementation• Before the trip • Lessons- animal classification
Implementation• Before the trip • Choose 1-2 inquiry questions as a group • e.g.) what are the common characteristics of mammals? • Make a plan to visit a local zoo • KWHL
Implementation • Before the trip • Group plan • Choose a question • Write a detailed plan • Divide individual work
Implementation• During the trip • Focus on 1-2 specific animal individually • Collect data- notes, pictures, interview etc.
Implementation • During the trip • Individual work • Collect data of 1-2 specific animals • Notes, pictures, video interview etc.
Implementation• During the trip • Read QR code to get more information • Answer the questions- get feedback • Monitoring
Implementation • During the trip • Find information • Read QR code • “find more”-Internet
Implementation • During the trip • Quiz • Feedback • Monitoring
Implementation• After the trip • Upload individual work - e-portfolio • Analyze data together • Present the data in multiple ways • Reflection
Main Features• Bridging a gap between in and out of school learning by integrating inquiry learning process • Before/ During/ After the trip
Main Features• Supporting collaborative work • Explain/ articulate their ideas to negotiate • Share the work with group members • Feedback for the collaborative work
Main Features• Monitoring & formative assessment • Use SMS messages to check the progress • Provide Simple questions/ feedback
Main Features• E-portfolio (reflection) • “digitized collection of artifacts including demonstrations, resources, and accomplishments that represent an individual, group, or institution” • Collection of the students’ work