The Feedback Friendly Classroom: Twitter chat Part II of Feedback and Inquiry: March 31, 9PM

  Inquiry is essential. The fact is that students come to school with partial knowledges.  But the curriculum documents themselves do not address the parts that students know or don't know. It has been built to present to us about the privileged people and only the most successful moments in history according to those people.... Continue Reading →

What is important in Education?

What is Important in Education?   I have recently been doing some reading and listening to  John Seely Brown, and so much of what he has discussed in his work resonates with my own thought processes and inquiries right now. As I think about how our education system needs to change in order to promote... Continue Reading →

Inquiry-based learning: harnessing children’s natural curiosity


A checklist available to help guide your Inquiry planning in Education.

Sharing Simcoe

What is inquiry-based learning?

inquiryInquiry-based learning is an educational strategy that builds on something we all do: ask questions about the world around us. Children are particularly curious and full of wonder. As educators, we can harness that natural curiosity within our students and help them to learn and grow from those questions.

The inquiry process is connected to this process of asking questions. However, it is much more complex than merely asking questions and finding answers. It is a process by which we encourage students to find the information they are seeking, and then help them to turn that information into something useful and directly related to them.

Inquiry is about expanding the minds of our children, beyond the basic content of the curriculum.

Ideally, what we want to do as educators is use the inquiry process to help students create personalized learning experiences. This involves asking the questions…

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