Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking. How KIPP educators instruct their colleagues to enhance their classroom practice.
KIPP King Collegiate High School principal Jason Singer trains his teachers to lead Socratic discussions (above); Katie Kirkpatrick (right), dean of instruction, developed a step-by-step framework -- described below -- for teaching students basic critical-thinking skills. Credit: Zachary Fink Thinking critically is one thing, but being able to teach it can be quite another. What is Inquiry-Based Learning? Inquiry-Based Learning. Inquiry Based Teaching: Reasons To Use Inquiry Based Teaching.
Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? By Thom Markham As Common Core State Standards are incorporated from school to school across the country, educators are discussing their value.
It may seem that educators are arguing over whether the CCSS will roll out as a substitute No Child Left Behind curriculum or as an innovative guide to encourage inquiry rather than rote learning. Learning Science Through Inquiry. Frequently Asked Questions About Inquiry.
Steps to Inquiry. VoicEd.ca has invited Canadian bloggers writing about education to post their “best” entry of 2012.
This may a piece of writing to which they feel particularly attached, something that received some good response, or an entry that got others thinking in a different way. We’ll be featuring these pieces in this space over the next couple of weeks with the hopes that readers might find them to be a good review of where our thinking has taken us over the past year. Feel free to join in the conversation, or submit your own entry for posting! Inquiry Based Science: What Does It Look Like? "Inquiry Based Science: What Does It Look Like?
" Connect Magazine (published by Synergy Learning), March-April 1995, p. 13. To help in answering this question, teachers and administrators participating in the Vermont Elementary Science Project observed and discussed the actions of students engaged in hands-on, minds-on science exploration. Then they created this, "On the Run Reference Guide to the Nature of Elementary Science for the student " (1991, with revisions 1992) AEC394/WC075: What Is Inquiry-Based Instruction? Anna J.
Warner and Brian E. Myers2 Introduction Educators should constantly evaluate and adjust their teaching approaches to meet the educational needs of their students and society. Federal, state, and local legislation has underscored the importance of developing students' abilities and performance in science, math, reading, and writing. Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) Java UpdateJan 15, 2014 On January 14, 2014, a new version of Java was released.
Please update your computer to this version to continue using simulations and probes in WISE. Click here to download the latest java. WISE Image AnnotatorFeb 27, 2013 Check out the new WISE image annotator. Java UpdateFeb 20, 2013 For OS X 10.7 (mountain lion), typically Mac machines sold in 2011 and later, a security update will require you to reinstall the Java applet plugin to run many of the WISE4 projects. How to Teach the Process of Science. This module was authored by Anne E.
Egger, Stanford University, as part of a collaboration between Visionlearning and the SERC Pedagogic Service, and includes the products of a July 2009 workshop on Teaching the Process of Science. Integrating the process of science into your teaching does not necessarily require making major changes. It can simply involve making the process of science more explicit in the activities and methods you are already using. Implementing the inquiry Continuum in the Classroom.
By Meri Johnson, Science Consultant, Clermont County Educational Service Center A school district in Ohio had barely passed the OGT science test with a 75% passage rate.
However, when analyzing the data from individual schools, the district found that one school had a 92% passage rate, a score significantly higher than the other schools' scores. The size and the subgroups of the higher-achieving school were similar to those of the other schools in the district. So what was that school doing that was different from the others? After further investigation, it was found that this school required students to perform more student-directed inquiries than the other schools.
Inquiry-based Learning: Explanation. What is inquiry-based learning?
An old adage states: "Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand. " The last part of this statement is the essence of inquiry-based learning, says our workshop author Joe Exline 1. Inquiry implies involvement that leads to understanding. Furthermore, involvement in learning implies possessing skills and attitudes that permit you to seek resolutions to questions and issues while you construct new knowledge. "Inquiry" is defined as "a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge -- seeking information by questioning. " Inquiry-based Science Education Infographic. K12 Infographics Inquiry-based science is sometimes conflated with “hands-on” science. What is IBL? - The Academy of Inquiry Based Learning. Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is a student-centered method of teaching Mathematics. At the college mathematics level one of the forms of IBL is the Modified Moore Method, named after R. L. Moore. Other forms of IBL are also recognized, which employ different course structures, including some group work, projects, and courses that are not theorem-proof based (e.g. statistics, courses for preservice teachers).
Boiled down to its essence IBL is a teaching method that engages students in sense-making activities. E. Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a method of instruction that places the student, the subject, and their interaction at the center of the learning experience. A typical day in an IBL math course is hard to define, due to the variance across the environments and needs at institutions across the nation and world. Inquiry, Innovation and ICT. Inquiry is process whereby learners wonder about and explore the world around them, investigate personally meaningful problems, issues or situations, construct new understandings and reflect on and share what they have learned with others. As Kuhlthau succinctly puts it, "[Inquiry] espouses investigation, exploration, search, quest, research, pursuit, and study. " The Inquiry Approach to Learning - Early Learning. 1. systematic instruction in skills students need to learn2. investigative approach to USE these skills in another context.
The inquiry approach really focuses on the HOW we learn/find out rather then just focusing on content. It is concerned with acquiring the skills of learning. The approach is centred around finding possible solutions to a problem. In other words, investigating a question posed. Often the teacher is the questioner. How do you know this? An adventure with the Inquiry approach in Year 1 Year 1 at Regents Park investigated life cycles by following the progress of chickens hatching in their classroom. This topic evolved from the HSIE/Science focus which was on investigating "Living Things" and lifecycles. The Year 1 teachers began this real world investigations approach by using EKWQ... What science teachers need to know. 11 Ways to Make an Inquiry based Classroom. You became a teacher not to pontificate to trusting minds, but to teach children how to succeed as adults. That idealism infused every class in your credential program and only took a slight bump during your student teacher days.
That educator, you figured, was a dinosaur. You’d never teach to the test or lecture for forty minutes of a forty-five minute class. Then you got a job and reality struck. You had lesson plans to get through, standards to assess, and state-wide tests that students must do well on or you’d get the blame. Until the inquiry-based classroom arrived where teaching’s goal was not the solution to a problem, but the path followed.
One step at a time, and here are fifteen you can take. Flip the classroom The night prior to the lesson, have students read the lecture materials so you can spend class time in hands-on discovery. Don’t answer student questions–show them how to do it themselves. When students have questions, you guide them toward answers. Encourage questions. Virtual Courseware for Inquiry-based Science Education. VCISE is a collection of interactive, online simulations designed to enhance traditional middle and high school science curricula by providing supplements to experimental laboratory or field work. Institute for Inquiry: A Description of Inquiry. The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers.
Learning is all about being curious and inquisitive. It is a process in which learners explore the unknown through their senses using both sensory and motor skills. 4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers.