Using Inquiry In The Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers And Information Literate Students by Teresa CoffmanUsing Inquiry In The Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers And Information Literate Students by Teresa Coffman

Using Inquiry In The Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers And Information Literate Students

byTeresa Coffman

Paperback | December 7, 2012

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Using Inquiry in the Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students provides an overview of inquiry learning and the importance of developing creative thinkers and information literate students in twenty-first-century education. The text explores how learning can be directly applied in a classroom setting using real world application through technology oriented activities. Coffman showcases WebQuests, Web inquiry, telecollaborative, and problem-based activities with examples and skill-building exercises for readers to implement in their lessons for use in their classrooms. Using this guide, readers will work through strategies for effectively integrating technology into a teaching and learning environment so students gain maximum knowledge and understanding of core concepts. Plus, the content is personalized so that the reader can create activities and lessons for their specific curriculum needs.
Teresa Coffman, PhD, is an associate professor of education at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She instructs pre-service teachers as they work toward initial licensure and a Master's degrese in Education.
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Title:Using Inquiry In The Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers And Information Literate StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.91 × 6.02 × 0.55 inPublished:December 7, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610488520

ISBN - 13:9781610488525

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Inquiry? Chapter 2: Designing Instruction for Creative ThinkingChapter 3: Embedding Information Literacy into your CourseChapter 4: Setting up an Activity: Tying Good Questions to ObjectivesChapter 5: Creating a WebQuestChapter 6: Creating a Web Inquiry ActivityChapter 7: Creating a Telecollaborative Activity Chapter 8: Creating a Problem-Based ActivityChapter 9: Inquiry and Creativity in Assessments Chapter 10: Inquiry in Education Using TechnologyChapter 11: Learning at a DistanceAppendix: ResourcesAbout the Author

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This book is an excellent resource for educators who want to engage students into higher order thinking, problem solving, and creativity through inquiry-oriented learning and technology. I would highly recommend this book because it is easy to understand and offers a theoretical view and a pragmatic perspective.