Thinking Strategies for the Inquiry Classroom
Author: Darryn Kruse
Format: 96 pp book
ISBN: 9781742003139 SCIS No: 1410041
Publisher: Education Services Australia 2009
Audience: Teacher resource
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Thinking Strategies for the Inquiry Classroom is a practical resource for middle years teachers implementing an inquiry learning approach. An enormously flexible approach for teachers and learners, inquiry learning requires students to take an active role in:
- asking questions, building on prior knowledge and making their own discoveries
- finding information from a variety of sources
- making connections between ideas, learning domains and experiences
- reflecting on, and taking action related to, their understandings.
The book presents a selection of tried and tested activities linking inquiry to thinking skills. These valuable strategies are structured around the stages of inquiry – Tuning In, Finding Out, Sorting Out, Making Conclusions, Going Further, Reflecting and Taking Action – and clearly relate to thinking skills relevant to each stage. ‘Inquiry in Action’ snapshots explain the classroom experience of real teachers putting the strategies to work, and help you to decide how you will adapt these activities for the specific needs of your own students.
An invaluable source of inspiration, Thinking Strategies for the Inquiry Classroom will help you to extend your students’ inquiry journey into rich and varied learning experiences.
A complete teacher toolkit for incorporating the strategies into your classroom pedagogy.