Video reports on inquiry projects
Mart Laanpere, head of the Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University
Inquiry-based learning: approaches to learning that
are based on the investigation of
questions, scenarios or problems - often assisted by
Learning the same way the scientists do: by
questioning, exploring, discovering, explaining, test
ing, observing, (in)validating, arguments
In the new national curriculum for Estonian
schools, IBL is compulsory (integrated in subject
curricula and compulsory inquiry project instead
Digital storytelling + inquiry
Learning through storytelling: an ancient method,
similar to Socratic method (dialogical learning)
Digital storytelling: compiling your personal/life
story with digital media
Trialogical learning (Paavola et al): where learners
are collaboratively developing, transforming, or
creating shared objects of activity (such as
conceptual artefacts, practices, products) in a
Vision of Students Today – a viral Youtube video,
combining inquiry learning with digital storytelling
Form the groups of 3-4, using TeamUp.aalto.fi
In each group, there should be persons with the
Data collector – conducts surveys, interviews…
Script writer – creates the storyline, narration…
Movie editor – shoots and cuts the video clips
Tools: Google Docs, iPad Mini (iMovie), Socrative
The criteria for ouput
Duration of the video: max 3 min
Defines and answers 1-2 research questions, e.g.:
What could be causing Wifi jams?
How to avoid physical damage of tablets?
Which creatures were making that noise at the pond?
What are the teaching perspectives of TSP participants and
how are these related with gender/age/nationality?
Toilet paper preferences among TSP-ers: over vs under?
Digital/video storytelling based on collected data
Follows the style of “Vision of Students Today”
Uploaded to Youtube, presented and reflected in the end
of the session