Inquiry cycle journey

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A brief description of the thinking process that the International School of Tianjin (IST) went through as they shaped their inquiry cycle model.

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Inquiry cycle journey

  1. 1. An Inquiry Cycle Journey 2007-presentFriday, April 20, 2012
  2. 2. Foundation Kuhlthau, Carol Collier. "Information Search Process." Rutgers School of Information and Communication. Accessed April 19, 2012. Last modified January 2012. http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~kuhlthau/information_search_process.htm.Friday, April 20, 2012
  3. 3. Murdoch/ Murdoch Ryan-Capra Big 6 Stripling Harada ACRL Hamston Some Inquiry Models ConsideredFriday, April 20, 2012
  4. 4. ext Stripling, Barbara K. 2003. “Inquiry-Based Learning.” Curriculum Connections through the Library, Barbara K. Stripling and Sandra Hughes-Hassell, eds. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 3-39.Friday, April 20, 2012
  5. 5. Branch, Jennifer, and Dianne Oberg. 2005 “Focus on Inquiry.” IASL. <education.alberta.ca/media/ 313361/focusoninquiry.pdf> (accessed July 26,2008)..Friday, April 20, 2012
  6. 6. IST 2009 IterationFriday, April 20, 2012
  7. 7. TUNING IN What do I know about the topic? How do I know it? What experiences do I have with this topic? What do I want to know? What ideas am I interested in? What are my questions? What am I feeling? Reflecting on Personal UnderstandingsFriday, April 20, 2012
  8. 8. Where might I go to find out FINDING OUT more information? What resources might I use? What keywords could I use in my searches? Where can I find different points of view on this? What can I do to learn more? What are my questions? How do I know if my resources are good? What am I feeling at this phase? Is there anything I can do about the way I feel to be more Reflecting on successful? Personal UnderstandingsFriday, April 20, 2012
  9. 9. How can I sort the information I SORTING OUT have found? What information helps answers my questions or the questions of others? What keywords help me make sense of the information I found? Do I need to find out more information? How is it connected to what I know? What are my questions now? How have they changed? What changes do I need to make to my inquiry? How are my ideas changing? What am I feeling about my Reflecting on inquiry at this phase? Personal UnderstandingsFriday, April 20, 2012
  10. 10. GOING FURTHER What information do I wish to share? Who will be my audience? Are all my questions answered? Have I considered the different points of view on this topic? Have I found enough information? How can I plan to show the connections I have made? How do I want to show I have learned? What am I feeling about showing what I have learned? Reflecting on Personal UnderstandingsFriday, April 20, 2012
  11. 11. MAKING CONCLUSIONS What do I now understand about the central idea? Have I shared what I have learned with others effectively? Did I answer all my questions? What am I going to do now with what I have learned? What would I do differently? How do I feel about the way I shared my learning? How do I feel about what others thought? Reflecting on Personal UnderstandingsFriday, April 20, 2012
  12. 12. TAKING ACTION How can what I have learned help me in my learning/life or help others? How can I improve my learning? How did I learn best? How am I going to take action to improve my learning? How am I going to use what I learned to take action and make a difference? How will my action/s affect others? What was the highlight of this inquiry? How have my feelings changed throughout this inquiry process? From what I have learned what do I feel most passionate about? Reflecting on Personal UnderstandingsFriday, April 20, 2012
  13. 13. Further reading on the description of the journey: Gourley, Beth. "Inquiry: The Road Less Traveled." Knowledge Quest 37, no. 1 (September-October 2008): 18-23.Friday, April 20, 2012

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