Edutopia- Developing Student Questions Defining Inquiry Inquiry-based learning, rather than presenting a set of facts, uses student inquiries, questions, interests, and curiosities to drive learning. This level of student involvement makes the learning more relevant, encouraging students to develop their own agency and critical thinking skills. The Inspiration Teaching as Inquiry Teaching as inquiry is a fundamental part of ensuring success for all the students in your class. Here you will find ideas, resources and tools to support your inquiry journey, as well as school stories to help provide inspiration and promote discussion. This resource is presented in a way that will suit you if you are new to the inquiry process, or if you have experienced it before. The resource gives you the option to look at what is most relevant to you, revisit for more information, and be challenged by new ideas. Teaching as inquiry-FAQsThis supporting blog post takes a closer look at teaching as inquiry, answering five commonly asked questions. It offers stories and resources to support and inspire teachers and school leaders to investigate their practice and make a difference for all students.
State of play: school playgrounds from Kenya to Japan Paso Payita schoolAramasi, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, photographed 9 August 2011 Situated in a remote area on rough terrain 3,000m above sea level, the school has two teachers and 31 students aged from six to 12 years. Many students have to walk several miles to school. A road to the village was built only 15 years ago and there are no cars or buses. Most people are indigenous Quechua peasant farmers. Half of the students go on to secondary school, of whom half again go to university in Santa Cruz.
edutopia- 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 the objective of mere information delivery. Nevertheless, despite its complexity, inquiry-based learning can be somehow easier on teachers, too.
What is global education? The heart of global education is enabling young people to participate in shaping a better, shared future for the world. Global education emphasises the unity and interdependence of human society, developing a sense of self and appreciation of cultural diversity, affirmation of social justice and human rights, as well as building peace and actions for a sustainable future in different times and places. Global education promotes positive values and assists students to take responsibility for their actions and to see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Australian global educators place particular emphasis on developing relationships with our neighbours in the Asia–Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. Global Perspectives, A framework for global education in Australian schools is a concise, practical and philosophical guide to including a global perspective across the curriculum.
Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps When teaching students about current events I have always tried to incorporate maps so that students can make a connection to the places that they are reading about. I do this if the story is about something happening in Africa or something happening twenty miles down the road from our community. Newspaper Map and the Breaking News map are both helpful in showing students the connections between story subjects and their corresponding locations. Newspaper Map is a neat tool for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world. Newspaper Map claims to have geolocated 10,000 newspapers. Ms. Twist's Classroom September 26, 2012 One thing that I’ve learned being an IB Age 3 teacher is it’s difficult to introduce the IB Learner Profiles, Attitudes, Concepts, Skills, and Action Cycle to the students. However, I believe it is possible and you can work them all in during Circle Time! We first begin our day my choosing our Learner Profile for the day.
Behind the News Weekdays: 20/02/2017 watch What's your question? Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained? Teaching strategies Global education covers complex and controversial issues. This is a selection of teaching and learning approaches that develop knowledge and skills to respond to global issues. Freedom fighter or terrorist? Passionate or one-eyed? Passive resistance or civil uprising? Five Steps to Driving PYP Instruction with Key Concepts Move over topic and content driven PYP instruction, it is time to let the conceptual based approach to learning take the steering wheel, put its powerful foot on the gas, and drive our students’ to deeper inquiries and learning! As a third grade teacher, this instructional shift has been scary, but so rewarding. I want share the five steps our team has taken to become more comfortable letting the PYP’s Key Concepts sit in the driver’s seat of our Units of Inquiry. A New Way of Driving (for me)
Australia Australian History Trove Pictures of Australia Take a look at the Picture Australia site. This site will not be officially lauched for a while yet. 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go.
Encourage your students to plan the unit of inquiry Dr Lyn Bird, Principal at Selwyn House School in Christchurch, New Zealand This article shows how to plan a unit of inquiry from the student perspective facilitating the same process that teachers undertake. “It is not enough to simply listen to student voice. Educators have an ethical imperative to do something with students, and that is why meaningful student involvement is vital to school improvement.”