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Inquiry based learning
Why is there a need for curriculum change?
On this page you will find informatio
n and links to inquiry based learning sites.
Clarification of Beliefs About learning Exercise
This an excellent activity to do with your staff to gain an understanding of their beliefs about the way in which children learn. It will also be an excellent staff discussion document and will hopefully build a consenus about your schools vision for children's learning.
Clarification of Beliefs About Learning Excerise.doc
Sites to help gain more understanding about inquiry based learning:
Concept to classroom:
This site explains what inquiry learning is, how it differs from the traditional approach, the implications in the classroom, benefits and some critical perspectives on it.
What is inquiry based learning?
What is inquiry?
Why inquiry and ICT?
An introduction to inquiry:
Why inquiry? A historical and philosphical commentary
A PowerPoint presentation on Inquiry learning
http://rosetown.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Inquiry online revision.ppt#257,3,Slide%203
Using the Internet to Promote Inquiry based Learning -
an epaper about a structured approach for effective student web research:
MODELS of Inquiry:
The big 6 model:
The research cycle model: Jamie McKenzie
For an overview of the research model:
The Alberta Model for Teachng the Research Process
For an overview of the Alberta Model :
The Alberta Model for Teaching the Research Process.doc
Carol Kuhlthau and Ross Todd:
For an overview of Guided Inquiry:
Pathway to Knowledge
Coley Street School
Possible Inquiry topics:
Creating a Learning Community:
A collaborative approach to learning:
Creating a positive learning climate:
Creating a classroom community:
Techniques for sharing ideas:
Jan-Marie Kellow's notes
from Inquiry Day
As a result of an inquiry or a follow up to a topic, your students may wish to create a web page using the information they have gained. You can do this for free on
The site provides a tutorial for how to create your web page.
help on how to format text
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