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Facilitating inquiry 1

Facilitating inquiry 1



Techniques and strategies that allow students to become better at collaboration and deep thinking.

Techniques and strategies that allow students to become better at collaboration and deep thinking.



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    • Facilitating Inquiry Heidi Siwak Prepared for: Reform Symposium 4 Saturday, October 11, 2013
    • The Big Question … As students develop questions, explore ideas, construct knowledge, test assumptions, solve problems and share learning in ways meaningful to them … how do we help them become better thinkers and communicators?
    • The Trust Factor How do you build a culture of trust so students become open to each other and the deep exploration of ideas … and willing to take intellectual risks?
    • Low-Risk Conversation
    • World Cafe Idea Diversity Conversation Activate Schema Low Risk http://www.theworldcafe.com/meth od.html
    • Solve problems collaboratively Discuss with your group the best way to insert a sheet of paper into a duotang. Duotang Discuss with your group the best place on your sheet of paper for a title, a subheading, the date …
    • Conceptual Understanding How do you transfer a 3-D space to a 2-D surface?
    • Create Flexible Thinkers The Value Line Strongly Disagree See that others have different opinions. See that your place shifts as you hear other ideas and think in depth. Learn to question your position. Strongly Agree
    • Where Do You Stand on the Value Line? Mark Your Shifts and Explain Why You Shifted Oct 3: Parents wouldn’t have to worry about their kids being sent off to war. Oct 2: It would be too dangerous. Robots could be hacked and turn on you. Strongly Disagree -_________X_____________________X_________________________________________________________Strongly Agree Moral Machines by Gary Marcus http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/11/google-driverless-car-morality.html
    • Rules of Engagement Plan for conflict After each session groups assess the dynamics and the usefulness of the task and set goals.
    • Use content to develop learning skills. Reflect Share what you as a teacher observed. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/do cument/forms/report/card/ElemR eport_PublicGr7to8.pdf
    • Knowledge Building Circle Natural Curiosity Idea Diversity Constructing Knowledge Listening to others Learning the Language of Collaboration “I’d like to build on ______’s idea.” http://www.naturalcuriosity.ca/
    • Theory Building
    • Confirm or Disconfirm?
    • Neutral Stance Tell me more … 5 whys Yes … and
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    • Empathy Sympathy vs. Empathy Why Empathy? http://twentyonetoys.com/toys/
    • Integrative Thinking Roger Martin I-Think Rotman School of Management University of Toronto
    • Opposing Ideas Traditional School Unschool
    • Mental Models We observe this. But “see” this.
    • Ladder of Inference Data Pool
    • Confirming and Disconfirming Evidence
    • Complexity A+B=C How do I get to the store from your house? How do we solve world hunger?
    • Causal Models
    • Story Analysis
    • Shallow Thinking All Summer in a Day Ray Bradury http://staff.esuhsd.org/danielle/English%20D epartment%20LVillage/RT/Short%20Stories/ All%20Summer%20in%20a%20Day.pdf
    • Thank you! Heidi Siwak Teacher Dundas Central Public School Heidi.siwak@hwdsb.on.ca @heidisiwak http://www.heidisiwak.com/