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Nigel Coutts

Inquiry vs Direct Instruction - The Great Debate and How it Went Wrong - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    There is a debate taking place in the world of education. It is not a new debate but recently it has gathered new energy and the boundary between polite discussion of opposing views and hostility has been stretched. The debate is that between those who are advocates of inquiry based learning and those who believe direct instruction produces the best outcomes. - This article explore how the debate has gone wrong and fails to serve the needs of learners.
Dennis OConnor

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 - 4 views

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    k-12 flipped / blended ideas. Makes me want to get back into the real time classroom.
Nigel Coutts

Inquiry Based Learning is dead, long live inquiry. - 1 views

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    In the ebb and flow of educational theories and approaches to learning one can see many commonalities to the world of fashion. A good idea emerges, becomes mainstream, is appropriated by a wide number of educators who blend the essential elements into their methodology and over time the once good idea becomes an oversimplified or slightly misunderstood model of what it once was.
Randy Venne

Google Custom Search - Inquiry-based Learning Resources - 0 views

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Sally LaPorte

Improving Instruction Through Inquiry and Collaboration (IITIC) | Coalition of Essentia... - 1 views

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      Link to early drafts of teachers' research questions' is Not found.
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    This link addresses strategies to improve the inquiry process. Link includes the cycle of inquiry, and criteria for researchable questions.
Carolyn Jenkins

YouTube - Did You Know? - 1 views

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    This video was introduced in a nursing seminar I attended recently followed by a discussion about teaching and learning. How can we prepare students to function in a constantly changing world? What kind of thinking is needed when information is expanding and changing constantly?
Norma Thiese

ALA | AASL Best Web sites for Teaching and Learning Award - 0 views

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    The American Association of School Librarians has just released its list of 25 free sites it considers to be the best for inquiry-based teaching and learning. According to the site, these web pages promote innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration!
mcphailj

Questioning Toolkit - 14 views

  • These are questions which touch our hearts and souls
  • Essential Questions would be at the center of all the other types of questions
  • probe the deepest issues confronting us
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  • Essential Questions are at the heart of the search for Truth.
  • offer the organizing focus for a unit
  • Most Essential Questions are interdisciplinary in nature. They cut across the lines created by schools and scholars to mark the terrain of departments and disciplines.
  • Many of us believe that schools should devote more time to Essential Questions and less time to Trivial Pursuit.
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    New and different questioning skills added to your resume are always welcome - here are some to consider
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    On-line questioning
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    Questioning Tools
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    A resource to help create discussion questions
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    Examples of effective questioning techics to expand learning
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    great essential questions! Part of suggested reading for class that will readily apply to teaching!
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    from The Educational Technology Journal
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    Toolkit which contains several dozen kinds of questions and questioning tools.
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    Module 3 - This guide from Penn State leads you through an excellent tutorial on how to use questions to promote critical thinking. *Study this resource. You'll be asked to apply these ideas to create your own discussion prompt. (Bookmark this site with Diigo!)
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    McKenzie defines and provides examples for seventeen types of questions. As a facilitator it is your task to ask questions that deepen thinking and expand on essential ideas.
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    From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal
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    Questions are always important
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    Use as a cluster diagram!
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