HWDSB is not engaged in a technology project; rather, we are engaged in a process to enhance instruction, to invite students to engage in rich learning tasks and to rely on student voice to drive the learning environment in classrooms and through technology.
- Introduction to the foundational concepts of student inquiry;
- Understanding some practical strategies for embedding inquiry into the classroom; and
- Exploring the essential connection between technology and inquiry.
Minds On: I wonder???
How might technology support student inquiry in the classroom?
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Inquiry-based Learning – Capacity Building Series
Causal Connection: How might I create a learning environment that supports inquiry?
Inquiry Indicators: Bad Idea Exercise
A school/classroom that discourages inquiry
1. Choose one of the indicators above and change it into an indicator that would discourage inquiry.
2. Brainstorm ways (THE HOW) in which to develop a positive culture supporting inquiry from this bad idea.
3. Why the “bad idea” exercise? Changes mindsets by having fun, removing constraints that may feel like a hindrance, playful antidote against feeling like we can’t, etc.
Inquiry-based Learning Resources
Inquiry-based learning is a process where students are involved in their learning, formulate questions, investigate widely and then build new understandings, meanings and knowledge. That knowledge is new to the students and may be used to answer a question, to develop a solution or to support a position or point of view. The knowledge is usually presented to others and may result in some sort of action. Success with inquiry-based learning often requires a change in school culture. (Natural Curiosity, 2011; Lorraine Chiarotto)