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  • 1. Inquiry Based Learning Heartland Community College IDC
  • 2. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry is the process of formulating questions, organizing ideas, exploring and evaluating information, analyzing and synthesizing data, and communicating findings and conclusions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://virtualinquiry.com/inquiry/inquiry1.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 3. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“A student-centered, active learning approach focusing on questioning, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It's associated with the idea &quot;involve me and I understand.&quot; “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic43.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 4. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Socrates </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey </li></ul><ul><li>J. Richard Suchman-Illinois Studies in Inquiry </li></ul>
  • 5. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Key Principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driven by learner’s questions not teacher’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructivist-many ways to construct meaning from knowledge and imparting skills is more important than specific information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metaphor is “surfing the web” </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptable to many types of projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hits” several learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hits” multiple skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes Collaborative Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on student examples, knowledge, experiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/approach/inquiry.asp </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 7. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor gives up some control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demands a lot of preparation time and planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps more demands on students to be active learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment can be difficult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus moves away from content vs. process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“How we come to know vs. what we know” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 8. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Four Levels of Inquiry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( School Library Media Activities Monthly , v. 15 no. 6 (February 1999) p. 38-42) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 9. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Socratic Method and Scientific Method </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypothesis formulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prediction/Expectation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test/Experiment/Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report/Reflect/Critique </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Student Learning Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content of Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content in Larger Conceptual Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Processing Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurtured Habits of the Mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/index_sub2.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 11. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Pre-Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What questions do students have?/Topics? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will be the time frame? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will be the scope? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will it tie to other course work and how? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning goals?/Level of Inquiry? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media/Resource/Information needs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group work? </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Inquiry Based Learning http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/activities/howto.asp
  • 13. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Question Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factual, Interpretive, Evaluative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fact, Why, Imagine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloom’s: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why, How, Which </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inference, Interpretation, Transfer, Hypothesis </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Question Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential, Elaborating, Clarification, Irrelevant, Irreverent, Hypothetical, Unanswerable, Strategic, Provocative, Telling, Divergent, Probing, Inventive, Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fno.org/oct97/question.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 15. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Possible Examples from Your Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Questions Worksheet </li></ul>
  • 16. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Reflection on process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional Content Based assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application to new problem/topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation and Listening </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Summary Checklist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Learning Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Boundaries or Limit Scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify Boundaries and Scope in Discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify some Specific Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify Resources needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate Problems and create plan B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your students </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>Summary Checklist (continued) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create questions and question types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create On-Going Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Feedback to Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect Activities to Rest of Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Advanced Students as Facilitators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Prepared to “Scrap” this Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/implement_sub2.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 19. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic43.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://virtualinquiry.com/inquiry/inquiry1.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( School Library Media Activities Monthly , v. 15 no. 6 (February 1999) p. 38-42) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/activities/howto.asp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fno.org/oct97/question.html </li></ul></ul>
  • 20. Inquiry Based Learning <ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/implement_sub2.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.inquiry.uiuc.edu/index.php3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.galileo.org/tips/essential_questions.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.questioning.org/Q7/toolkit.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.queensu.ca/ctl/goodpractice/inquiry/index.html </li></ul></ul>

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