Inquiry-Guided Learning

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 129

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Author: Virginia S. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111829923X

Category: Education

Page: 121

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Since the publication of the 1998 Boyer report: Reinventing Undergraduate Education: a Blueprint for America's Research Universities, inquiry-guided learning has been discussed widely in higher education circles. In fact, it is often summoned as a universal answer for various teaching and learning ills in higher education. However, many institutions adopt inquiry-guided learning even as they are struggling to understand what it really is. With eight institutional case studies drawn from colleges and universities in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this volume provides a clear description of inquiry-guided learning based on best practice. It also provides a window into the dynamics of undergraduate education reform using inquiry-guided learning, with a final chapter that compares the eight institutions on key dimensions. It is a resource for institutions attempting undergraduate reform through inquiry-guided learning, for practitioners and scholars of inquiry-guided learning, for instructors seeking good texts for courses on higher education administration, and for administrators seeking to understand and lead undergraduate education reform.

Teaching and learning through inquiry

a guidebook for institutions and instructors

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Author: Virginia Snowden Lee

Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 285

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Inquiry-guided learning (IGL) refers to an array of classroom practices that promote student learning through guided and, increasingly independent investigation of complex questions and problems. Rather than teaching the results of others' investigations, which students learn passively, instructors assist students in mastering and learning through the process of active investigation itself. IGL develops critical thinking, independent inquiry, students' responsibility for their own learning and intellectual growth and maturity. The 1999 Boyer Commission Report emphasized the importance of establishing "a firm grounding in inquiry-based learning and communication of information and ideas". While this approach capitalizes on one of the key strengths of research universities, the expertise of its faculty in research, it is one that can be fruitfully adopted throughout higher education. North Carolina State University is at the forefront of the development and implementation of IGL both at the course level and as part of a successful faculty-led process of reform of undergraduate education in a complex research institution. This book documents and explores NCSU's IGL initiative from a variety of perspectives: how faculty arrived at their current understanding of inquiry-guided learning and how they have interpreted it at various levels -- the individual course, the major, the college, the university-wide program, and the undergraduate curriculum as a whole. The contributors show how IGL has been dovetailed with other complementary efforts and programs, and how they have assessed its impact. The book is divided into four parts, the first briefly summarizing the history of the initiative. Part Two, the largest section, describes how various instructors, departments, and colleges in a range of disciplines have interpreted inquiry-guided learning. It provides examples from disciplines as varied as ecology, engineering, foreign language learning, history, music, microbiology, physics and psychology. It also outlines the potential for even broader dissemination of inquiry-guided learning in the undergraduate curriculum as a whole. Part Three describes two inquiry-guided learning programs for first year students and the interesting ways in which NCSU's university-wide writing and speaking program and growing service learning program support inquiry-guided learning. Part Four documents how the institution has supported instructors (and how they have supported themselves) as well as the methods used to assess the impact of inquiry-guided learning on students, faculty, and the institution as a whole. The book has been written with three audiences in mind: instructors who want to use inquiry-guided learning in their classrooms, faculty developers considering supporting comparable efforts on their campuses, and administrators interested in managing similar undergraduate reform efforts. It will also appeal to instructors of courses in the administration of higher education who are looking for relevant case studies of reform. While this is a model successfully implemented at a research university, it is one that is relevant for all institutions of higher education.

Guided Inquiry

Learning in the 21st Century

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Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau,Leslie K. Maniotes,Ann K. Caspari

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313096155

Category: Computers

Page: 188

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The authors set forth the theory and rationale behind adopting a Guided Inquiry approach to PreK–12 education, as well as the expertise, roles and responsibilities of each member of the instructional team.

Guided Inquiry Design®: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School

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Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau,Leslie K. Maniotes,Ann K. Caspari

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Today's students need to be fully prepared for successful learning and living in the information age. This book provides a practical, flexible framework for designing Guided Inquiry that helps achieve that goal.

Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners

A College Education for the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Clifton Conrad,Laura Dunek

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421406365

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Inquiry-driven learners anticipate, embrace, and adapt to disruptive change. Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek advance a transformative purpose of a college education. They invite stakeholders from across higher education to engage in vigorous dialogue about the aims of a college education—and how to realize those aims. Increasingly influenced by market forces, many universities employ a default purpose of a college education: preparing students for entry into the workforce. As a result, students remain unprepared for a world in which much of the knowledge they acquire will have a shelf life of only a few years. Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners charts a new way forward. It proposes that a college education prepare students to be innovative and adaptable by developing four signature capabilities: core qualities of mind, critical thinking skills, expertise in divergent modes of inquiry, and the capacity to express and communicate ideas. In concert, these capabilities empower students to explore and foster ideas that will prepare them to successfully navigate constant change, capitalize on career opportunities, enrich their personal lives, and thoughtfully engage in public life. This innovative book also explores a wide range of initiatives and practices for educating inquiry-driven learners. Examples illustrate possibilities for developing inquiry-driven learners across the curriculum and are drawn from institutions with remarkably different missions and identities—from research universities to liberal arts colleges. -- Matthew Hartley, University of Pennsylvania

Teaching at Its Best

A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors

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Author: Linda B. Nilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470612363

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Teaching at Its Best This third edition of the best-selling handbook offers faculty at all levels an essential toolbox of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, formats, classroom activities, and exercises, all of which can be implemented immediately. This thoroughly revised edition includes the newest portrait of the Millennial student; current research from cognitive psychology; a focus on outcomes maps; the latest legal options on copyright issues; and how to best use new technology including wikis, blogs, podcasts, vodcasts, and clickers. Entirely new chapters include subjects such as matching teaching methods with learning outcomes, inquiry-guided learning, and using visuals to teach, and new sections address Felder and Silverman's Index of Learning Styles, SCALE-UP classrooms, multiple true-false test items, and much more. Praise for the Third Edition of Teaching at Its BestEveryone—veterans as well as novices—will profit from reading Teaching at Its Best, for it provides both theory and practical suggestions for handling all of the problems one encounters in teaching classes varying in size, ability, and motivation."—Wilbert McKeachie, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, and coauthor, McKeachie's Teaching TipsThis new edition of Dr. Nilson's book, with its completely updated material and several new topics, is an even more powerful collection of ideas and tools than the last. What a great resource, especially for beginning teachers but also for us veterans!"—L. Dee Fink, author, Creating Significant Learning ExperiencesThis third edition of Teaching at Its Best is successful at weaving the latest research on teaching and learning into what was already a thorough exploration of each topic. New information on how we learn, how students develop, and innovations in instructional strategies complement the solid foundation established in the first two editions."—Marilla D. Svinicki, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas, Austin, and coauthor, McKeachie's Teaching Tips

Guided Inquiry Design® in Action: High School

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Author: Leslie K. Maniotes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440847126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Edited by the cocreator of the Guided Inquiry Design® (GID) framework as well as an educator, speaker, and international consultant on the topic, this book explains the nuances of GID in the high school context. It also addresses background research and explains guided inquiry and the information search process. • Enables teachers, school librarians, and other educational partners to simultaneously target outcomes that bring about deep understanding and address curricular goals • Offers a practical, concepts-based approach to inquiry learning, complete units of study in a variety of content areas, and a discussion of the role emotions in the learning process • Includes ready-to-implement Guided Inquiry Design® (GID) lesson plans written by practicing high school librarians and teachers who have been refining their GID curricula for years • Serves to heighten student engagement at the high school level by going beyond fact-finding to foster deeper understanding and knowledge creation • Provides an explicit structure for developing instructional partnerships and collaborative teams within the school and with the larger community

Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

Learning in the 21st Century

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Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau,Leslie K. Maniotes,Ann K. Caspari

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This dynamic approach to an exciting form of teaching and learning will inspire students to gain insights and complex thinking skills from the school library, their community, and the wider world. • Identifies and explains the five kinds of learning accomplished through guided inquiry • Includes a new chapter on how to meet current curricular standards throughout inquiry learning • Introduces the Guided Inquiry Design framework • Describes guided inquiry's unique approach to transforming learning in today's schools • Discusses how to embed student research in the inquiry process at all grade levels

A Guided Inquiry Approach to High School Research

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Author: Randell K. Schmidt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069287X

Category: Education

Page: 179

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This book helps educators foster academic success and college readiness: it demonstrates how to instruct high school students to find, process, and think about new information, and then synthesize that knowledge. * Introduces the Information Search Process to students * Supplies step-by-step lesson plans that educators can utilize to guide students with their chosen inquiry * Examines the task of the teaching team in guiding students in their inquiry and to provide them with the skills to find, process, and synthesize new information on their own

Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

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Author: Patrick Blessinger,John M. Carfora

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784412368

Category: Education

Page: 300

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This volume is the second in the series covering the many issues and concepts of how inquiry-based learning (IBL) can be applied to arts, humanities and social sciences programs.

Euclidean Geometry

A Guided Inquiry Approach

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Author: David M. Clark

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821889850

Category: Mathematics

Page: 127

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Geometry has been an essential element in the study of mathematics since antiquity. Traditionally, we have also learned formal reasoning by studying Euclidean geometry. In this book, David Clark develops a modern axiomatic approach to this ancient subject, both in content and presentation. Mathematically, Clark has chosen a new set of axioms that draw on a modern understanding of set theory and logic, the real number continuum and measure theory, none of which were available in Euclid's time. The result is a development of the standard content of Euclidean geometry with the mathematical precision of Hilbert's foundations of geometry. In particular, the book covers all the topics listed in the Common Core State Standards for high school synthetic geometry. The presentation uses a guided inquiry, active learning pedagogy. Students benefit from the axiomatic development because they themselves solve the problems and prove the theorems with the instructor serving as a guide and mentor. Students are thereby empowered with the knowledge that they can solve problems on their own without reference to authority. This book, written for an undergraduate axiomatic geometry course, is particularly well suited for future secondary school teachers. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)

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Author: Richard Samuel Moog,James Nelson Spencer

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 9780841274235

Category: Science

Page: 269

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The volume begins with an overview of POGIL and a discussion of the science education reform context in which it was developed. Next, cognitive models that serve as the basis for POGIL are presented, including Johnstone's Information Processing Model and a novel extension of it. Adoption, facilitation and implementation of POGIL are addressed next. Faculty who have made the transformation from a traditional approach to a POGIL student-centered approach discuss their motivations and implementation processes. Issues related to implementing POGIL in large classes are discussed and possible solutions are provided. Behaviors of a quality facilitator are presented and steps to create a facilitation plan are outlined. Succeeding chapters describe how POGIL has been successfully implemented in diverse academic settings, including high school and college classrooms, with both science and non-science majors. The challenges for implementation of POGIL are presented, classroom practice is described, and topic selection is addressed. Successful POGIL instruction can incorporate a variety of instructional techniques. Tablet PC's have been used in a POGIL classroom to allow extensive communication between students and instructor. In a POGIL laboratory section, students work in groups to carry out experiments rather than merely verifying previously taught principles. Instructors need to know if students are benefiting from POGIL practices. In the final chapters, assessment of student performance is discussed. The concept of a feedback loop, which can consist of self-analysis, student and peer assessments, and input from other instructors, and its importance in assessment is detailed. Data is provided on POGIL instruction in organic and general chemistry courses at several institutions. POGIL is shown to reduce attrition, improve student learning, and enhance process skills.

Meaning-Centered Education

International Perspectives and Explorations in Higher Education

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Author: Olga Kovbasyuk,Patrick Blessinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136293884

Category: Education

Page: 264

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In a time of globally changing environments and economic challenges, many institutions of higher education are attempting to reform by promoting standardization approaches. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making processes and self-organizing educational practices. In one contributed volume, Meaning-Centered Education provides a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and pedagogical practice on meaning-centered education. International contributors explore how modern educational scholars and practitioners all around the world are implementing a comprehensive framework that supports meaning making in a classroom. This edited collection is a valuable resource for higher education faculty and scholars interested in renewing the deep purposes of higher education.

Pogil

An Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for Those Who Wish to Empower Learners

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Author: Shawn R. Simonson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)

ISBN: 9781620365441

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a pedagogy that is based on research on how people learn and has been shown to lead to better student outcomes in many contexts and in a variety of academic disciplines. Beyond facilitating students' mastery of a discipline, it promotes vital educational outcomes such as communication skills and critical thinking. Its active international community of practitioners provides accessible educational development and support for anyone developing related courses. Having started as a process developed by a group of chemistry professors focused on helping their students better grasp the concepts of general chemistry, The POGIL Project has grown into a dynamic organization of committed instructors who help each other transform classrooms and improve student success, develop curricular materials to assist this process, conduct research expanding what is known about learning and teaching, and provide professional development and collegiality from elementary teachers to college professors. As a pedagogy it has been shown to be effective in a variety of content areas and at different educational levels. This is an introduction to the process and the community. Every POGIL classroom is different and is a reflection of the uniqueness of the particular context - the institution, department, physical space, student body, and instructor - but follows a common structure in which students work cooperatively in self-managed small groups of three or four. The group work is focused on activities that are carefully designed and scaffolded to enable students to develop important concepts or to deepen and refine their understanding of those ideas or concepts for themselves, based entirely on data provided in class, not on prior reading of the textbook or other introduction to the topic. The learning environment is structured to support the development of process skills -- such as teamwork, effective communication, information processing, problem solving, and critical thinking. The instructor's role is to facilitate the development of student concepts and process skills, not to simply deliver content to the students. The first part of this book introduces the theoretical and philosophical foundations of POGIL pedagogy and summarizes the literature demonstrating its efficacy. The second part of the book focusses on implementing POGIL, covering the formation and effective management of student teams, offering guidance on the selection and writing of POGIL activities, as well as on facilitation, teaching large classes, and assessment. The book concludes with examples of implementation in STEM and non-STEM disciplines as well as guidance on how to get started. Appendices provide additional resources and information about The POGIL Project.

Introductory Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry

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Author: Joe March,Craig P. McClure

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285225228

Category: Science

Page: 272

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This hands-on workbook encourages active, collaborative learning and helps build a stronger conceptual understanding of chemistry by guiding students through self-directed explorations using POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning). The book's active learning activities ask students to look carefully at new problems, construct logical conclusions based on observations, and discuss the merits of their conclusions with peers. POGIL is designed to improve student retention rates and to teach students to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than attempt to memorize the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards:

A Guide for Teaching and Learning

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Author: Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry,National Research Council,Board on Science Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309064767

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.

Guided Inquiry Design®: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School

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Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau,Leslie K. Maniotes,Ann K. Caspari

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Today's students need to be fully prepared for successful learning and living in the information age. This book provides a practical, flexible framework for designing Guided Inquiry that helps achieve that goal.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

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Author: Jeff C. Marshall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141661608X

Category: Education

Page: 161

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This book shows K 12 STEM teachers how to maximize their effectiveness with students by shifting to an inquiry-based instructional approach and creating a rigorous, engaging learning environment.

Dive Into Inquiry

Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice

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Author: Trevor MacKenzie

Publisher: Edtechteam Press

ISBN: 9781945167140

Category:

Page: N.A

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Want to make learning more meaningful in your classroom? Looking to better prepare your students for the world of tomorrow? Keen to help learners create authentic connections to the world around them? Dive into Inquiry beautifully marries the voice and choice of inquiry with the structure and support required to optimise learning for students and get the results educators desire. With Dive into Inquiry you'll gain an understanding of how to best support your learners as they shift from a traditional learning model into the inquiry classroom where student agency is fostered and celebrated each and every day. This book strikes a perfect balance of meaningful pedagogy, touching narrative, helpful processes, original student examples, and rich how-to lesson plans all to get you going on bringing inquiry into your classroom. After reading this book educators will feel equipped to design their own inquiry units in a scaffolded manner that promote a gradual shift of control of learning from the teacher to the learner. Exploring student passions, curiosities, and interests and having these shape essential questions, units of study, and performance tasks are all covered in this powerful book. Learn to keep track of the many inquiry topics in your classroom and have students take ownership over their learning like never before! Trevor MacKenzie provides readers with a strong understanding of the Types of Student Inquiry and proposes a framework that best prepares both educators and learners for sharing the unpacking of curriculum in the classroom as they work together towards co-constructing a strong Free Inquiry unit. Helpful illustrations for in-class use, examples of essential questions from a variety of disciplines, practical goals for making progress in adopting inquiry into your practice, and powerful student learning on display throughout, Dive into Inquiry will energize, inspire, and transform your classroom!