Inquiry Style Learning

Telling is Not Teaching and Repeating is Not Learning

  • A teachers role is to provide a structure whereby students find patterns, analzye data, read for comprehension, understand and rephrase analogies, represent knowledge in multiple ways (flow charts, Venn Diagrams, words, equations, symbols, etc.) No two students enter class with the same background, aptitudes or knowledge. Aquistion of knowledge as opposed to rote memorization of low level facts/skills requires active listening, immediate processing and constant review by students.
  •  No Parroting Clipart.doc - this method no longer gets the job done in a way that prepares today's students for their future.

 What is the importance of Inquiry in the Classroom?

Some Misinterpretations of Inquiry Activities

Student Involvement in Presentations and Class Discussions of Student's Work

One Style of Inquiry Learning can be found in the Weblink to the Modeling Chemistry program at Arizona State University. The site talks more about physics at the moment because this was the start of the concept.
http://modeling.asu.edu/

The Link to Modeling Instruction in High School Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science and Biology gives more details about the history and objectives of the program.
http://modeling.asu.edu/modeling-HS.html

Another Philosophy and Style of Inquiry Learning - POGIL Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. The TED video link is quite interesting.

http://pogil.org/about