Research shows that the amount of  student learning that occurs in aclassroom is directly proportionalto the quality and q...
I nquiry   BasedLearning…
Every truth has four corners:             As a teacher        I give you one corner,                 And;It is for you to ...
What is it?
Inquiry based learning   can be defined asseeking information by     questioning   Marsh & Hart (2011, p. 96)
“Curiosity…is the wick in the candle of         learning.”        William A. Ward
Inquiry based learning, is a student centeredand student led process. It is driven more by a    student’s questions than b...
students asking questions
students asking questions
… Inquiry based learning is an  approach that leads students to “alternative paths and solutions” in the process of discov...
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question       and not finding itthan we do from learning the         answer ...
Inquiry based learning focuses on learning to                   learn…                      g  ‘   whereby students learna...
… Inquiry Based Learning supports      students to investigate     questions and problems,      passions and interests   a...
… Inquiry Based Learning helps to develop students thinking about   how the world is, rather than       relying on theory …
… Inquiry based learning is “learning based on the belief thatstudents are powerful learners who    must be actively engag...
“W h e n w e s e e k t o m a k e s e n s e of the world around us, wewonder, we plan, we analyse,    we create, we ref lec...
… Inquiry based learning is aprocess that recognises the active role of the learner in building,understanding and making s...
Inquiry Based Learning is a pedagogic  strategy highly influenced by the      theory of constructivism.Wilson & Murdoch (2...
John  Deweybelieved thatlearning was    active
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than  what to think—rather to improve   our minds, so as t...
Jean PiagetBelieved the learner  must be active;he is not a vessel tobe filled with facts
The principle goal of education in the  schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing newthings, not s...
Lev Vygotsky Believed thathuman mental activity is theresult of social   learning
… an essential feature of learning is that     it creates the zone of proximaldevelopment; that is, learning awakens a    ...
Jerome BrunerBelieved that learners construct new ideas  or concepts based    upon existing      knowledge
Knowing how something is puttogether is worth a thousand facts             about it.                ~              Bruner ...
Maria Montessori   Believed that  education is a natural process which developsspontaneously inthe human being
...we discovered that education is not  something which the teacher does ... It is not acquired by listening to words,but ...
The Inquiry Process….
INITIATE GATHER ANALYSESYNTHESISE  APPLY REFLECT
Inquiry based learning is an information  processing model that uses an interactiveapproach - students become involved in ...
Inquiry Based Learning is not aboutmemorising facts - it involves students being involved in investigations that require t...
What doesit look like    in theclassroom?
According to Murdoch and Wilson (2004), Learning Based Inquiries          are generally…
… student centered and directed
… teacher as a guide or facilitator
… emphasises process and skill       development
… require students to ask questions
… encourage learner interaction
… build upon the students prior          knowledge
… include open-ended inquiries
… include direct experiences
… explore affective aspects of          learning
… raise different perspectives and           tackle values
Inquiry based learning is avehicle for the teaching of           HSIEIt underpins and compriseseffective teaching in HSIE…
… provides opportunities for students to focuson the development of understandings about   various personal, community and...
Inquiry based learning in HSIE aims to develop    students who are confident, successful,     connected, creative, activel...
Inquiries are authentic in nature, hencestudents use skills in real life situations, that   have a purpose and are meaning...
Inquiry Learning in HSIE Retrieval Charts & Timelines
Inquiry Learning in HSIENarratives and story-telling
Inquiry Learning in HSIE Poetry, film and media sources
Inquiry Learning in HSIE   Polling and surveying
Inquiry Learning in HSIEArtefact Analysis & Source Studies
Inquiry Learning in HSIESite Studies (Virtual and Physical)
Inquiry Learning in HSIEAnticipation Guides and Directed            Reading
Inquiry Learning in HSIEVenn Charts & KWL Charts
Inquiry Learning in HSIEProblem based learning tasks
Inquiry Learning in HSIEMind mapping & Consequence Charts
Inquiry Learning in HSIE      Photo Essays
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT  • provides flexibility to meet  individual needs and abilities of           each student
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT •     used as a tool for knowledge     construction setting in student            center...
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT• presents information in new and            relevant ways
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT   • motivates and stimulates        student learning
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT • enables students to gain skills  with the tools of the information                 age
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT       Geographic Mapping
Inquiry Learning in  HSIE with ICT       Wikis
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT              Wikis
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT              Wikis
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT           WebQuests
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT           Podcasting
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT            Blogging
Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICTSimulation Games and Moral Dilemmas
What I hear, I forget.     What I see, I remember.1W h a t I d o , I u n d e r s t a n d .                    12          ...
Research shows that the amount of  student learning that occurs in aclassroom is directly proportionalto the quality and q...
Woolley, M. & Pigdon, K. (1993) The Big Picture. Eleanor Curtain, Armadale.Wilson, J. & Wing Jan, L. (2003) Focus on Inqui...
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  1. 1. Research shows that the amount of student learning that occurs in aclassroom is directly proportionalto the quality and quantity of student involvement in the educational program… (Cooper and Prescott , 1989)
  2. 2. I nquiry BasedLearning…
  3. 3. Every truth has four corners: As a teacher I give you one corner, And;It is for you to find the other three ~ Confucious ~
  4. 4. What is it?
  5. 5. Inquiry based learning can be defined asseeking information by questioning Marsh & Hart (2011, p. 96)
  6. 6. “Curiosity…is the wick in the candle of learning.” William A. Ward
  7. 7. Inquiry based learning, is a student centeredand student led process. It is driven more by a student’s questions than by a teacher’s lessons… “The purpose is to engage students in active learning ideally based on their own questions.” Murdoch & Wilson (2004)
  8. 8. students asking questions
  9. 9. students asking questions
  10. 10. … Inquiry based learning is an approach that leads students to “alternative paths and solutions” in the process of discovering andexploring new information about a topic ... Burich (2007, p. 274)
  11. 11. We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding itthan we do from learning the answer itself. ~ Lloyd Alexander ~
  12. 12. Inquiry based learning focuses on learning to learn… g ‘ whereby students learnabout the big ideas that help themcon nect and make s e n s e of their world.t
  13. 13. … Inquiry Based Learning supports students to investigate questions and problems, passions and interests about the world both around and within them …
  14. 14. … Inquiry Based Learning helps to develop students thinking about how the world is, rather than relying on theory …
  15. 15. … Inquiry based learning is “learning based on the belief thatstudents are powerful learners who must be actively engaged…” Wilson & Wing Jan (2003; p. 10)
  16. 16. “W h e n w e s e e k t o m a k e s e n s e of the world around us, wewonder, we plan, we analyse, we create, we ref lect.At its very heart, i nqu iry is all about thinking– t h i nki ng i n order to make meaning.” Kath Murdoch (2004)
  17. 17. … Inquiry based learning is aprocess that recognises the active role of the learner in building,understanding and making sense of information…“involving the learner and leading him to understand” Shroff (2011)
  18. 18. Inquiry Based Learning is a pedagogic strategy highly influenced by the theory of constructivism.Wilson & Murdoch (2004); Educational Broadcasting Corporation (2004); Kolb., D., A. (1984)
  19. 19. John Deweybelieved thatlearning was active
  20. 20. The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us tothink for ourselves, than to load thememory with the thoughts of other men ~ John Dewey ~
  21. 21. Jean PiagetBelieved the learner must be active;he is not a vessel tobe filled with facts
  22. 22. The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing newthings, not simply repeating what othergenerations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered ~ Jean Piaget ~
  23. 23. Lev Vygotsky Believed thathuman mental activity is theresult of social learning
  24. 24. … an essential feature of learning is that it creates the zone of proximaldevelopment; that is, learning awakens a variety of internal developmental processes that are able to operate onlywhen the child is interacting with people in his environment and in cooperation with his peers ~ Lev Vygotsky ~
  25. 25. Jerome BrunerBelieved that learners construct new ideas or concepts based upon existing knowledge
  26. 26. Knowing how something is puttogether is worth a thousand facts about it. ~ Bruner ~
  27. 27. Maria Montessori Believed that education is a natural process which developsspontaneously inthe human being
  28. 28. ...we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does ... It is not acquired by listening to words,but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teachers task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child ~ Dr. Maria Montessori ~
  29. 29. The Inquiry Process….
  30. 30. INITIATE GATHER ANALYSESYNTHESISE APPLY REFLECT
  31. 31. Inquiry based learning is an information processing model that uses an interactiveapproach - students become involved in the inquiry, direct the inquiry, and interact with people and resources – allowing students todiscover meaning and relevance through a series of steps that lead to a conclusion orreflection on the newly attained knowledge. Marsh & Hart (2011)
  32. 32. Inquiry Based Learning is not aboutmemorising facts - it involves students being involved in investigations that require them to explore possibilities. Students are presented with a focus question, collect data, drawconclusions, evaluate and reflect upon their process (Marsh & Hart, 2011)
  33. 33. What doesit look like in theclassroom?
  34. 34. According to Murdoch and Wilson (2004), Learning Based Inquiries are generally…
  35. 35. … student centered and directed
  36. 36. … teacher as a guide or facilitator
  37. 37. … emphasises process and skill development
  38. 38. … require students to ask questions
  39. 39. … encourage learner interaction
  40. 40. … build upon the students prior knowledge
  41. 41. … include open-ended inquiries
  42. 42. … include direct experiences
  43. 43. … explore affective aspects of learning
  44. 44. … raise different perspectives and tackle values
  45. 45. Inquiry based learning is avehicle for the teaching of HSIEIt underpins and compriseseffective teaching in HSIE…
  46. 46. … provides opportunities for students to focuson the development of understandings about various personal, community and global concepts, generalisations and issues whilst “learning to acquire information, to use an inquiry process and to participate in social and civic life” (Board of Studies NSW, 2007)
  47. 47. Inquiry based learning in HSIE aims to develop students who are confident, successful, connected, creative, actively involved, informed, skillful and lifelong learners;involving students in meaningful research that emphasises their abilities to explore various perspectives and concepts, solve problems and take responsible action. (Board of Studies NSW, 2007., p. 10)
  48. 48. Inquiries are authentic in nature, hencestudents use skills in real life situations, that have a purpose and are meaningful for students. Board of Studies NSW, 2007; Coffman (2007)
  49. 49. Inquiry Learning in HSIE Retrieval Charts & Timelines
  50. 50. Inquiry Learning in HSIENarratives and story-telling
  51. 51. Inquiry Learning in HSIE Poetry, film and media sources
  52. 52. Inquiry Learning in HSIE Polling and surveying
  53. 53. Inquiry Learning in HSIEArtefact Analysis & Source Studies
  54. 54. Inquiry Learning in HSIESite Studies (Virtual and Physical)
  55. 55. Inquiry Learning in HSIEAnticipation Guides and Directed Reading
  56. 56. Inquiry Learning in HSIEVenn Charts & KWL Charts
  57. 57. Inquiry Learning in HSIEProblem based learning tasks
  58. 58. Inquiry Learning in HSIEMind mapping & Consequence Charts
  59. 59. Inquiry Learning in HSIE Photo Essays
  60. 60. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT
  61. 61. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT • provides flexibility to meet individual needs and abilities of each student
  62. 62. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT • used as a tool for knowledge construction setting in student centered lessons
  63. 63. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT• presents information in new and relevant ways
  64. 64. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT • motivates and stimulates student learning
  65. 65. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT • enables students to gain skills with the tools of the information age
  66. 66. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT Geographic Mapping
  67. 67. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT Wikis
  68. 68. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT Wikis
  69. 69. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT Wikis
  70. 70. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT WebQuests
  71. 71. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT Podcasting
  72. 72. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICT Blogging
  73. 73. Inquiry Learning in HSIE with ICTSimulation Games and Moral Dilemmas
  74. 74. What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember.1W h a t I d o , I u n d e r s t a n d . 12 ~ Confucius ~
  75. 75. Research shows that the amount of student learning that occurs in aclassroom is directly proportionalto the quality and quantity of student involvement in the educational program… (Cooper and Prescott , 1989)
  76. 76. Woolley, M. & Pigdon, K. (1993) The Big Picture. Eleanor Curtain, Armadale.Wilson, J. & Wing Jan, L. (2003) Focus on Inquiry. Curriculum Corporation, Victoria.Wilson, A. & Wing Jan, L. (2003) Focus on Inquiry: A practical approach to intergrated curriculum planning. Retrieved 15th March 2013 from http://books.google.com.au/books?id=qHMZb4rK6ccC&printsec=frontcover&source =gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=falseSmith, M.K. (2002) Jerome S. Bruner and the process of education: the encyclopedia of informal education. Retrieved 15th March, 2013 from http://www.infed.org/thinkers/bruner.htm.Shroff, M. P. (2011) Asking questions more important than answering. Retrieved 15th March 2013 from http://www.dnaindia.com/opinion/column_asking-questions-more-important- than-answering_1492195Reynolds, R (2012), Teaching History, geography & SOSE in the Primary School, Oxford, Sydney.Overbaugh, R. (2004) An Overview of Jerome Brunner His Theory of Constructivism. Retrieved 15th March 2013 from http://www.odu.edu/educ/roverbau/Class_Websites/761_Spring_04/Assets/course_d ocs/I D_Theory_Reps_Sp04/Bruner-Cherry.pdf

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