IQ: A Practical Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning

Paperback | February 3, 2014

byJennifer Watt, Jill Colyer

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This professional resource provides a clear and practical tool for educators, curriculum leaders, and administrators! Highly visual and accessible, it explains the inquiry process and offers practical suggestions and tools for successfully implementing inquiry-based learning in the classroom.Sample chapter a href="http://www.oupcanada...

Jennifer Watt is an Instructional Leader for Beginning Teachers at the Toronto District School Board. She has been a history, politics, social science, and English teacher, and a consultant and a coordinator for 25 years. Throughout her career, she has supported both new and experienced classroom teachers at all grade levels and subjec...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199009341

ISBN - 13:9780199009343

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Inquiry1.1 What is inquiry-based learning?1.2 Why is inquiry-based learning effective?1.3 What are various types of inquiry?2. Assessment of Inquiry2.1 How do I gather valid evidence of learning during an inquiry?2.2 How do I model and assess growth of inquiry dispositions?2.3 Where and how do I begin planning for an inquiry with a focus on assessment?2.4 How can feedback raise student achievement?3. Formulate Questions3.1 Why bother creating inquiry questions?3.2 What does a good inquiry question look like?3.3 How can I help my students develop their own inquiry questions?3.4 How can I use questions to help my students analyze their thinking?3.5 How can I assess students as they create, refine, and as further questions?4. Improve Communication4.1 What is the essential vocabulary of communicating inquiry thinking?4.2 How do I purposefully attend to communication during an inquiry?4.3 How can communication be assessed in a final product?5. Gather and Analyze Sources5.1 What are the key considerations when gathering sources?5.2 What are some practical strategies for analyzing sources?6. Synthesize, Evaluate, and Draw Conclusions6.1 How can I help my students make sense of their evidence and data?6.2 How should students use evidence and data to evaluate and draw conclusions?7. In Closing7.1 Ten key points7.2 Looking back, moving forwardReproduciblesReferencesIndex