Tag Archives: Maker Education Initiative

Makers,Designers,Tinkerers and Thinkers: Realising the potential and avoiding the pitfalls

Bill Lucas and Guy Claxton in their excellent book New Kinds of Smart make the point that a common misconception about intelligence is that ‘The mind and body are separate and truly intelligent activity is located in the mind.’ Lucas … Continue reading

Posted in Inquiry | Tagged | 3 Comments

Introducing Independent Inquiry

It has been one year since I introduced Independent Inquiry to my class. These learning opportunities are unstructured, semi-supervised, and totally learner-directed. Students utilize the inquiry processes and skills they have practiced to pursue their own interests and passions. It … Continue reading

Posted in Inquiry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment