Making your best better - with Research!
Overview of the following topics:
Student Inquiry in the Research Process: Developing Inquiry
The inquiry approach is focused on using and learning content as a means to develop information-processing and problem solving skills.
This process student-centered approach where the teacher is the facilitator of learning allows students to actively construct knowledge through involvement and by asking questions.
Best described in a recent article "We don't live in a mulitiple choice world: Inqury and the Common Core, LMC. Jan-Feb, 2012.
"Inquiry is not a clean fill in the blank search for predetermined facts a teacher has predefined. Inquiry transfers responsibility into the hands of the students. Inquiry fosters student ownership of the process and student pride in the product. It works! In a well defined unit, the teacher serves as a learning concierge and academic guide, ensuring that learning goals are met, content vocabulary is understood, and assessment is authentic."
A very informative presentation that presents the ways in which the library is integral to inquiry learning in the classroom. The Information Literacy standards are explored and explained.