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  • 1. Meeting the needs of contemporary learners- in a world where all is interconnected. Natalie Khoury 15224222
  • 2. Personal teaching and learning philosophy
  • 3. An image of 21st century teachers • Facilitator • Collaborative • Lifelong learner • Reflective • Open-minded • Inquirer • Cultivator • Constructor • Activist • A collector of many lenses • Adaptive • Motivator • Loving
  • 4. An image of 21st century learners • Multiliterate • Innovative • Problem poser and solver • Collaborative • Independent • Reflective • Multidimensional understandings • Critical thinker • Active citizens • Curious • Transferor of many skills
  • 5. Encompassing inquiry learning within a classroom of the 21st century • Meaningful learning occurs. • Builds upon children’s prior knowledge and experiences. • Authentically integrates learning areas of The Australian National Curriculum. • Reflection of the real world. • Incorporates the voice of the child; children are active participants throughout the planning process.
  • 6. Proposed inquiry question and the motivation driving it
  • 7. Established models of inquiry learning
  • 8. Focus model of inquiry: International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) The International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme (IB: PYP) is an educational framework which strives to cultivate internationally-minded citizens of the 21st century, who are equipped with the skills and understanding necessary for our society today. It is a framework which encompasses inquiry learning, and integrates the traditional subject areas, so as to provide children with an enriched understanding of the world.
  • 9. Unpacking the PYP
  • 10. Questioning… a natural human tendency. • Through encompassing the whole child, it is imperative that we also honor their questions, it is through doing this that we are constructing a classroom of enriched learning; as it is based on what a child desires to know, not what an adult requires them to know. • Encouraging children to ask the hard questions which are worth finding out about (Clark, 2002) • Placing an emphasis on the questions, and the potential discoveries to follow, not whether children will find the correct answer (Clark, 2002).
  • 11. Embedding assessment throughout the learning process • Assessment for learning • Continuous • Provides further insight • Enables thorough differentiation • Rich tasks • Collaboration • Self-assessment • Feedback • Valid and reliable • Celebration
  • 12. Examples of authentic assessment to be incorporated throughout the integrated programme
  • 13. Curriculum direction
  • 14. Proposed thinking strategies
  • 15. Sample lesson plans Sample Experience Plan 1 Sample experience Plan 2
  • 16. Conclusion Integrating the curriculum enriches childrens learning experiences and acknowledges them as citizens of today, as opposed to tomorrow; a child’s voice and perspectives are listened to and embraced in the classroom, as opposed to being heavily teacher directed. Children are able to acquire a deeper understanding of the important concepts of the world and they are assessed in learning situations which they are likely to excel in. Integrating the curriculum is bringing the diversity and richness of the world into the classroom, and cultivating human beings who will make tomorrow better than the world is today.
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  • 18. Reference List International Baccalaureate Organisation. (2009). Primary Years Programme. Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education. International Baccalaureate Organisation: Cardiff, Wales. Kruse, D. (2010). Thinking tools for the inquiry classroom. Carlton, South Victoria: Curriculum Cooperation. Liu, K. (2007). Global perspectives and childhood. Association for Childhood Education International, 83 (5), 308. MacDoneell, C. (2007). Project-based inquiry units for young children: first steps to research for grades Pre-K-2. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing. Murdoch, K., & Hornsby, D. (1997). Planning curriculum connections: whole-school planning for integrated curriculum. South Yarra, Victoria: Eleanor Curtain Publishing. Parette, P. H., Quesenberry, C. A., & Blum, C. (2010). Missing the boat with technology usage in early childhood settings: a 21st century view of developmentally appropriate practice. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37, 335-343. doi: 10.1007/s10643-009-352-x. Primary Connections, (2008). An elaboration of the Primary Connections 5E Learning Model. Retrieved from Robertson, H. K., & Diaz, J. C. (2006). Diversity and difference in early childhood education: issues for theory and practice. New York: Open University Press. Shaw, A. (2009). Education in the 21st century. Retrieved from: Short, G. K., & Burke, C. (1996). Examining our beliefs and practices through inquiry. Language Arts, 73 (2), 97-104. Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Wilson, J., & Wing Jan, L. (2009). Focus on inquiry: a practical approach to curriculum planning. Carlton, South Victoria: Curriculum Press.