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  1. 1. Promoting Higher Order Thinking Goal: Get students to move beyond just knowing and understanding what they study and engage in more complex thought processes
  2. 2. Turning Bloom’s into Questions
  3. 3. Research <ul><li>Requires time & motivated students </li></ul><ul><li>Provides deep insight on a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Students will need a lot of learning and organizational skills, which need to taught first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic: finding of appropriate resources, essay writing, presentation skills etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary: Ability to work with others, time management etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Should use the Tell, Show, Explain method </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell: Introduce the topic, give details, make a claim, tell how you will prove your claim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show : give evidence to support your claims in the form of facts or quotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain: the connection between the claim and the evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation can be written or oral </li></ul>
  4. 4. Problem Solving & Real World Connections <ul><li>Inquiry Based/Problem Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>global warming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incursion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>inviting an expert into the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authentic Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>newspaper articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultural Learning </li></ul>Inclusiveness & Social Responsibility
  5. 5. Inquiry Based Learning Science inspired, gets students thinking, Requires a lot of preparation by the teacher for a meaningful outcome, although there is no specific answer sought Teachers role is support, very student centered Involves: Interesting question Set by teacher or students Formation of a hypothesis/opinon Research Use resources to find a possible answer Observation/Experimentation Collect data & observe Confirmation or disproval of hypothesis If disproved students will form a new hypothesis Generalization Normally a general rule is generated
  6. 6. Integrating ICT <ul><li>Individual Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>students can use ICT to learn their own time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers can use ICT to find, create, show resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuse, Pod casts, how stuff works, teaching treasures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can use wiki, blogs & other social networking sites to learn their thoughts, ideas & information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync. In, Edublogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint's, voice thread, digital stories , </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web quests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used for inquiry learning purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used to enhance direct instruction by teachers or by students to present information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrating Statistics into Humanities subjects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gapminder, Information is Beautiful, Wolfram Alpha </li></ul></ul>