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Scaffolding Research and Guided Inquiry


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Presentation on 16th October 2013 on scaffolding research and guided inquiry for Otago University teacher trainees as part of their Literacy Across the Curriculum paper which includes models, ideas and resources to achieve this.

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Scaffolding Research and Guided Inquiry

  1. 1. Scaffolding Research & Guided Inquiry Senga White Research & Learning Coordinator Southland Boys’ High School Invercargill
  2. 2. What is Research?
  3. 3. What is Research? What do you think research is?
  4. 4. What is Research? What do you think research is? What do your students think research is?
  5. 5. What is Guided Inquiry?
  6. 6. What is Guided Inquiry? Carefully planned, closely supervised targeted intervention by an instructional team of school librarians and teachers to guide students through curriculum based inquiry units that gradually leads towards deep knowledge and deep understanding of their topic, and growing independence and ownership of their learning CISSL Slim Toolkit
  7. 7. The Pizza Process
  8. 8. Embedding Research Skills
  9. 9. Ways to approach it
  10. 10. Approach 1 Modules
  11. 11.
  12. 12. 1st Module Learning Objectives Introducing the research process Using print-based material only Selection choice of person to research Teaching note-taking
  13. 13. 2nd Module Learning Objectives Practice and build on skills taught in module One Variety of resources expected – print, websites, articles Teaching online searching skills How to evaluate websites
  14. 14. Bush Craft Unit
  15. 15. Approach 2 One-off Lessons
  16. 16. Health & Physical Wellbeing Research
  17. 17. Critical Literacy Lesson
  18. 18. Resource Links: Senga’s Resources Pages Senga’s Lesson Plans Senga’s Presentations National Library Services to Schools Any Questions/Many Answers Virtual Learning Network
  19. 19. Guided Inquiry Links: Services to Schools – Guided Inquiry CISSL SLIM Toolkit NZ Teaching as Inquiry
  20. 20. Teaching Tools: Livebinders – Online ring-binder Diigo – Storage for readings and tools Evernote Google Drive Twitter TKI – Digistore – EPIC Coming soon – Network for Learning
  21. 21. Want to carry on the discussion? Group Name: Scaffolding Research & Guided Inquiry
  22. 22. Contact Details: Website: Twitter: @motherofwinter Slideshare: