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Inquiry into ‘Inquire Within’…

Since opening the door to Inquire Within  just over four years ago, contributors have come and gone, enthusiasm has waxed and waned, there have been periods of abundance and periods of drought… Yet our 4,062 (plus!) readers are still ‘inquiring within’ … Continue reading

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An inquiry into ownership of learning…

What do you notice about Audri as a learner? We begin our Year 4 collaborative planning session with Audri… to generate thinking about the ways young learners own their learning, outside the classroom… The teachers notice and name his confidence, … Continue reading

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A concept driven inquiry into history…

The inquiry  Central Idea – ‘Investigating history helps us understand the present.‘ The teachers collaboratively develop a rubric for the desired conceptual understandings so that, with shared goals in mind, we can plan a couple of powerful provocations and then wait … Continue reading

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This is how inquiry teachers teach…

Since Kath has posted her ‘How do Inquiry Teachers… teach?’ here at Inquire Within, I’ll post my response here too… Traditional pedagogy sees the teacher provide a set of instructions, make sure everyone ‘knows what to do’, explain everything and … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Class Visitor

My sixth graders and I recently began our student-driven inquiry and project-based learning on human rights. This is my second year to use project-based learning into my classroom, and I hope everything I learned from last year’s Dive Into PBL will merge … Continue reading

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Shifting Perspectives on Learning and Failure

I’ve written two blog posts recently on ‘Shifting Learning‘ and ‘Learning and Failure‘. Both have a lot to do with learning through inquiry. First, here is the presentation description that I shared for the 2013 Reform Symposium Conference. Below, I’ll … Continue reading

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An inquiry journey…

(Skip the background paragraph if you like, it gets more interesting.) My school is an authorised IB world school, following the Primary Years Program (PYP), and we’re currently in the process of our ‘self study’ in preparation for an evaluation … Continue reading

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