Mapping curriculum skills and capabilities to an inquiry learning framework

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http://eduwebinar.com.au | This webinar presentation focused on the need to create a skills scope and sequence within an inquiry learning framework so that it identifies core essential inquiry skills across the curriculum, supports sequential skill development,
assists in the embedding of information literacy into classroom programs, and provides a framework for student engagement in inquiry learning.

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Mapping curriculum skills and capabilities to an inquiry learning framework

  1. 1. Mapping curriculum skills andcapabilities to aninquiry learning frameworkKaren BonannoFounder & Managing Director© EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. 2. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDHousekeeping• Disclaimer– The views and opinions are those of the presenters and areprovided as general information which will require furtherresearch to identify the application of the specific requirementsto the participant.• Restrictions– Eduwebinar Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture,recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format.
  3. 3. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWhat is inquiry learning?• Inquiry-based learning is a constructivist approach• Students have ownership of their learning• Starts with exploration and questioning and leads toinvestigation into a worthy question, issue, problemor idea.• Involves asking questions, gathering and analysinginformation, generating solutions, making decisions,justifying conclusions and taking action.http://www.inquiringmind.co.nz/WhatIsInquiry.htm
  4. 4. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWhy inquiry?• Students are at some stage of progression along acontinuum that starts at teacher directed units, includesnegotiated units through to student driven learning.• Students are actively supported and scaffolded by teachersin the acquisition of relevant skills.• Students are engaged in learning.• Students deepen or gain understanding of core conceptsrelevant to the context.• Students work collaboratively in small groups.http://ictnz.com/Inquiry%20Learning/inquirydefinition.htm
  5. 5. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWhy inquiry?• Students use and apply the information then share theirsolutions, decisions, thinking and outcomes in a celebrationof understanding. They are not involved in a process ofshifting and sharing information.• Students will access a range of information sources.• Students predicate their work on prior knowledge.• Students will be actively engaged in asking and following upon questions as a central skill.http://ictnz.com/Inquiry%20Learning/inquirydefinition.htm
  6. 6. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDDifferent frameworks“Big 6” - EisenbergInformation skills (NSW Dept. of Ed.)Model of inquiry – StriplingPLUS model – HerringMcKenzie – Research CycleGuided Inquiry Design – Kuhlthau et al
  7. 7. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDKuhlthau, CC et al (2012) Guided Inquiry Design: AFramework for Inquiry in Your School, LibrariesUnlimited, Santa Barbara, California, p. 31.• Catch attention• Build backgroundknowledge• Explore ideas• Articulate inquiryquestion• Capture the information• What learned• Reflect
  8. 8. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDThe dynamic combinationKuhlthau, CC et al (2012) Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, Libraries Unlimited, Santa Barbara, California.
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  10. 10. 10http://atc21s.org/
  11. 11. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDATC21s skillsWays of thinking1. Creativity & innovation2. Critical thinking, problemsolving, decision making3. Learning to learn,metacognitionWays of working4. Communication5. Collaboration (teamwork)Tools for working6. Information literacy7. ICT literacyLiving in the world8. Citizenship – local andglobal9. Life and career10. Personal & socialresponsibility – includingcultural awareness &competence11Binkley M et al 2012 ‘Defining twenty-first century skills’, in Griffin,P McGaw, B & Care E (eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21stcentury skills, Springet, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 18-19.
  12. 12. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDhttp://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/History/Curriculum/F-10http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/History/Content-structure
  13. 13. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDAustralian School LibraryAssociation Inc.http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Overview/General-capabilities-in-the-Australian-Curriculum
  14. 14. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDhttp://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/GeneralCapabilities/Critical-and-creative-thinking/Continuum#page=2
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  17. 17. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWork in progress 1Stage 1 (current)• Identify specific skills in a curriculum /capability area• Map these skills to inquiry framework• Add subject or general capability identifier[Note: As curriculum areas are developed thiswill feed into the framework, e.g. Geography]
  18. 18. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWork in progress 2 & 3Stage 2• Identify the common language in each section• ReconstructStage 3• Publish under Creative Commons – Share,comment, add to ….
  19. 19. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDAmbition…Framework Year 3-4 ToolsOpen – Immerse• Spark conversation• Set tone & direction• Open minds• Stimulate curiosity• Highlight conceptsWith guidance, identifyquestions in familiarcontexts that can beinvestigated and predictwhat might happen basedon prior knowledge.Brainstorm / mindmap(Bubbl.ushttps://bubbl.us/)Collaborative notes(Stixyhttp://www.stixy.com/)Video(Youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/)Example only
  20. 20. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWant to be involved in providingcomment?karen@eduwebinar.com.au
  21. 21. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDIn ClosingPowerPoint presentationhttp://www.slideshare.net/kbonanno/Future eventshttp://eduwebinar.com.au/webinarsFollow us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/eduwebinarMembershiphttp://eduwebinar.com.au/membership
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