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...Learning Experiences? Exploring this question with colleagues at the recent teaching and learning conference at Cramlingto Learning Village.

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  1. 1. How can enquiries prove to be high quality learning experiences? Cramlington Teaching and Learning Conference Oct 2009.
  2. 2. Success criteria – we will all have been successful today if…. <ul><li>You can explain how you can develop enquiry based opportunities in your classroom, which develop learner knowledge, skills and attributes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do we mean by enquiry? <ul><li>All enquiries are rooted in an appropriate question – there are lots of good driving and fertile questions out there in the school. </li></ul><ul><li>The students then get a chance to explore the question in order to construct their own answer </li></ul><ul><li>The students get to reflect on their answer and the journey they took to get there. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do we mean by enquiry? <ul><li>Enquiries can be short – the Cramlington cycle can be used effectively to carry out an enquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiries can also be much more complex , where the students have to explore secondary questions in order to arrive at the final answer. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we mean by enquiry? <ul><li>Enquiries challenge the students to work in different ways… </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills do they need to exhibit? </li></ul><ul><li>What about the teacher? </li></ul>
  6. 7. What do ‘they’ mean by enquiry? <ul><li>Learning through enquiry is now part of the national curriculum: </li></ul>
  7. 8. Slavery rubrics Reflective stories Beliefs video Hostile World Slavery posters Tollund 1 Observation sheets Slavery picture Planning checklist iCit project KWL` Tollund 2 NOTECARD
  8. 11. Questions to consider <ul><li>How can we best support students through the enquiry process? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we build student awareness of the enquiry process? </li></ul><ul><li>How can enquiries prove to be high quality learning experiences? </li></ul>
  9. 13. Further enquiring… General Enquiry **MAP of Progression**: How do we know what we know?: the nature of scientific enquiry http:// /evidence/ TASC: Recognise this? http:// Generating Enquiries Edutopia – problem based challenges: Million Questions posed by real people What makes a good question that you want to respond to?: Researching Statistics – National Stats for schools: Creating surveys - Visual Search engines: Online tools Online Thinking tools: Enquiring minds for all sections of enquiry: Collaborative brainstorming -