Why is there a need for curriculum change?




On this page you will find information 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.


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.www.thirteen.org/edonlie/concept2class/inquiry/index.html
Youth Learn: http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/approach/inquiry.asp
What is inquiry based learning? http://www.galileo.org/inquiry-what.html
What is inquiry? http://www.inquiringmind.co.nz/WhatIsInquiry.htm
Why inquiry and ICT? http://www.galileo.org/inquiry-why.html
An introduction to inquiry: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf99148/intro.htm
Why inquiry? A historical and philosphical commentary http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf99148/ch_1.htm
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:
http://www.biopoint.com/inquiry/ibr.html
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MODELS of Inquiry:


http://www.ltag.education.tas.gov.au/Planning/models/inquirymodel.htm
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~sfriesen/nz/inquiry/inquiry_lc.html
http://www.lea.co.nz/think/inquirylinks.asp

The big 6 model: www.ancillae.org/library/students/Big%20Six/step_1.htm

The research cycle model: Jamie McKenzie: http://questioning.org/Q6/research.html
For an overview of the research model:

The Alberta Model for Teachng the Research Process: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/078-119e.htm
For an overview of the Alberta Model :

Guided Inquiry: Carol Kuhlthau and Ross Todd: http://cissl.scils.rutgers.edu/guided_inquiry/introduction.html
For an overview of Guided Inquiry:

SAUCE model: http://ictnz.com/SAUCE.htm

3 Doors: http://infolit.unitecnology.ac.nz/3doors/

Models: http://ictnz.com/infolitmodels.htm

Pathway to Knowledge: http://ictnz.com/infolitmodels.htm

Waipahihi School: http://www.waipahihi.school.nz/inquiry_learning.htm

Southbridge School: http://www.southbridge.school.nz/inquiry.htm

Coley Street School : http://www.tki.org.nz/r/nzcurriculum/schl-curriculum-design/coley-street-school_e.php

Vicount School: http://www.viscount.school.nz/inquirylearning.htm

Kowhai School: http://www.kowhai.school.nz/NewSite/Notices/Inquiry%20Learning%20Brochure.pdf

Brooklyn School: **http**://www.brooklynprimary.school.nz/chaos_model.html


Possible Inquiry topics:


Creating a Learning Community:

A collaborative approach to learning: http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/approach/collab.asp
Creating a positive learning climate: http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/planning/climate.asp
Creating a classroom community: http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/teaching/climate.asp
Techniques for sharing ideas: http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/teaching/sharing.html

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 **www.piczo.com** The site provides a tutorial for how to create your web page.