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Ashley Privatt

on 25 March 2013

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Transcript of Inquiry

An Inquiry on Inquiry My Question Could the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which is based on inquiry, better prepare students for the work force in the new millennium as opposed to non- inquiry based schools? It is my belief that the IB is better preparing students for the workforce in the 21st century because of its inquiry based curriculum, its learner profile and its philosophy of creating globally minded citizens who recognize their shared guardianship of the planet. Significance Inquiry is one of the popular buzzwords of the day.
Many schools are trying to implement inquiry methods of teaching and learning.
Many schools are becoming IB World Schools
UBC has relaunched it's teacher education program. "Inquire, Inspire, Imagine" IB World Schools International Baccalaureate is a non-profit organization that has developed a challenging inquiry-based curriculum that can be used world wide, providing consistency and high educational standards 21st Century Workforce: My Bias: Positive experience with IB
High caliber examples of IB teachers knowledge based economy
short term contracts
many different employers
multiple careers Resources: journal articles about inquiry learning and teaching IB successfully
book: Taking the PYP Forward
IB curriculum documents from my school
newspaper articles about schools changing to IB World Schools Learner Profile Inquirers—They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable—They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers—They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators—They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled—They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Caring—They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers—They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced—They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Open-minded—They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Reflective—They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. How can students be successful in this workforce? must be able to change and adapt
re market themselves
must be open-minded, risk taker and a good communicator It's more than just inquiry!
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