Discusses how a teacher librarian is particularly well placed to implement inquiry learning across the school due to their unique position of being involved with all students in a potentially research based role. This article looks into the inquiry learning cycle as placed in various KLAs in the new Australian curriculum. Very useful for basic planning but also more so to stretch students' understandings and practices aligned against the curriculum at the appropriate level. Provides a useful tool for differentiation.
This resource provides a link between inquiry learning and growth mindset particularly focussing on assessment strategies during inquiry learning sessions. In the form of an easily read pictograph it provides useful links and ideas to using technology as a way to assess and monitor students' progress.
Discusses how a teacher is an educational guide in the implementation of inquiry (guided) learning journeys. The article theorises that teachers need to give some level of control over to their students while still providing a safety net of direction. Somewhat in the line of the idea of working in student's zone of proximal development it touches on the concept of student ownership of inquiry searches and the subsequent agency they feel.
Discusses tools (mainly aimed at an older target) and environments that help the implementation of inquiry learning with a specific focus on Science but applicable across all key learning areas. It discusses different models of inquiry learning, how and why collaborative learning in important and the importance of generating excellent inquiry questions to stretch students' understanding.
Focussing on finding the appropriate main question to provide students with direction and engagement in their inquiry learning. Discusses what a great question looks like and methods to arrive at one. Also discusses (with links) how to craft a question in collaboration with students allowing them ownership and engagement wit a topic. How to connect with what is important to students.
A short video showing what inquiry learning is, how it is used, theoretic understandings behind the concept and how it enhances students' understanding of personal community and global identity and empathy. It includes comments on the use of inquiry learning with curriculum outcomes. A useful video for professional development, student, and parent understanding.
With a focus on a particular school this article looks at the formulation of guided inquiry questions as a student role. It gives examples of methods for students to take ownership and flip the traditonal model of teacher driven inquiry by choosing their own learning path and direction. Focusses on teachers as guides and with the premise that when student's are in control of their own learning they are active, engaged and socially involved learners.
In an Australian library context focussing on the role of the teacher librarian as a guide to inquiry learning. Looks at the changes facing teacher librarians in this area, best practice and professional learning opportunities and also includes many useful links and references.
One just for me - a how to do it kit for inquiry learning. A very practical step by step guide to the planning process.