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Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning

Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning
A Case for Curiosity: Hear from one educator on the value of asking “why?” and learn how to preserve and nurture a curious mindset. (Edutopia, 2016) 3 Rules to Spark Learning: Watch a short video to understand how student questions seed real learning. (TED Talks, 2013) Why Curiosity Enhances Learning: Read about findings of a neurological study on curiosity. (Edutopia, 2014) Designing Learning That Matters: Learn about the benefits of inquiry-driven, deep-learning experiences. (Edutopia, 2015) The Research Behind Choice and Inquiry-Based Education: Explore a collection of research and success stories. Create Learning Environments That Foster Inquiry How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School: Take a look at five ways to create learning environments that value questions. Plan Curriculum That Supports Inquiry Use Strategies to Increase Inquiry in the Classroom Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind: Explore ten ways to encourage students to be curious.

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Know Your Sources Infographic When doing research you will come across a lot of information from different types of sources. How do you decide which source to use? From tweets to newspaper articles, this tool provides a brief description of each and breaks down 6 factors of what to consider when selecting a source. A platform for millions of very short messages on a variety of topics that enables brief dialogue between distinct groups of people across geographic, political, cultural and economic boundaries. An avenue for sharing both developed and unpolished ideas and interests with a niche community with relative ease.

Understanding inquiry learning A student-centred approach is a key feature of inquiry-based learning. Using an inquiry approach, students learn how to learn. They can often transfer or apply the essential inquiry learning skills, dispositions, and attitudes to new situations. Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class Adopting an inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach in my classroom has been the most meaningful change I have made in my teaching. The benefit of increased student agency in learning, the authentic connections we make to the world around us, and the 21st-century skills IBL nurtures are great reasons to explore how inquiry can enhance what you are doing in your classroom. But with great opportunity come challenges all educators should consider before diving into inquiry.

Evaluating Information - Evaluating Information - Web Site at Parkland College The CRAAP Test* is a useful guide to evaluating information found online or elsewhere. CRAAP is an acronym for the general categories of criteria that can be used to evaluate information. Currency: The timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted? ESOE secure resource verification The resource you are accessing has been identified as secure content. This site is currently verifying your digital identity. For most web browsers this process is automatic, you will be taken to your original resource upon completion.

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning? Inquiry-based learning is more than asking a student what he or she wants to know. It’s about triggering curiosity. And activating a student’s curiosity is, I would argue, a far more important and complex goal than mere information delivery. Despite its complexity, inquiry-based learning can be easier on teachers, partly because it transfers some responsibilities from teachers to students, but mostly because releasing authority engages students. Teachers who use inquiry-based learning combat the “dunno”—a chronic problem in student engagement. When you ask a student something like, “What do you want to know about _____?”

Separating the Information Wheat From the Chaff When 2.5 quintillion bytes of data get heaped daily on top of the gobs of material already in print and online, how can we possibly find the best information? And what defines the best information as the best? Teaching and learning librarian Mark Lenker is helping UNLV faculty and students answer these questions, with a little help from philosopher Richard Kraut’s concept of developmentalism. 10 Many innovative approaches to education such as problem-based learning (PBL) and inquiry learning (IL) situate learning in problem-solving or investigations of complex phenomena. Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006) Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J. and Clark, R.

great collection of resources!!! by brianac Aug 18