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Inquiry-Based Learning Assignment F

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Inquiry-Based Learning
in the Classroom

Inquiry-Based Learning
By the end of this presentation you will be able to...

Understand the history related to inquiry-based learning
Recall some inquiry-based methods that can be utilized in the classroom
Identify how technology affects inquiry-based learning and 21st century skills

The History behind Inquiry-Based Learning
Using Inquiry in the Classroom
Inquiry Based Learning and
21st Century Skills
Galusha , Justin. “21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?” Online video clip. YouTube. September 27, 2009.

White, Nancy. Assessing 21st Century Skills. Digital image. Innovations in Education. N.p., 3 Nov. 2012. Web. 3 July 2013.

Chaloner, Mark. “Teaching Inquiry Learning”. Online video clip. YouTube. December 7, 2011.

Blumenfeld, Phyllis, Elliot Soloway, Ronald Marx, Joseph Krajcik, Mark Guzdial, and Annemarie Palincsar. "Motivating Project-Based Learning: Sustaining the Doing, Supporting the Learning." Educational Psychologist 26.3 (1991): 369-98. Print.

“The New Basics: Classroom Technology”. Online video clip. YouTube. October 18, 2012.
Anderson, Ronald D. "Reforming Science Teaching: What Research says about Inquiry." Journal of Science Teacher Education 13.1 (2002): 1-12. Print.

Cherif, Abour H., and Maris Roze. "The Missing Components in Teaching Science." The American Biology Teacher 75.3 (2013): 153-54. Print.

Gyllenpalm, Jakob, Per-Olof Wickman, and Sven-Olof Sven-Olof. "Teachers’ Language on Scientific Inquiry: Methods of teaching or methods of inquiry?" International Journal of Science Education 32.9 (2010): 1151-72. Print.

Stearns, Linda M., et al. "A Teacher Observation Instrument for PBL Classroom Instruction." Journal of STEM Education: Innovations & Research 13.3 (2012): 7-16. Print.

Withee, Thomas, and Rebecca Lindell. "Different Views on Inquiry: A Survey of Science and Mathematics Methods Instructors." AIP Conference Proceedings 818.1 (2006): 125-28. Print.

Dewey, John. “My Pedagogic Creed.” School Journal 54 Jan. 1897: 77-80. Web. 30
June 2013. http://dewey.pragmatism.org/creed.htm

Dewey, John. “The School and Social Progress.” The School and Society. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press (1907): 19-44.

Edwards, A., & Mayhew, K. The Dewey School: The Laboratory School of the University
of Chicago. Transaction Publishers. 2007. Web.

Schecter, Barbara. “Development as an Aim of Education: A Reconsideration of
Dewey’s Vision.” Curriculum Inquiry 41:2. 2011. Web.

Weiler, Kathleen. “What can we learn from progressive
education?” Radical Teacher 69. Spring 2004. Web.

Zimiles, Herbert. “A bittersweet appraisal of Progressive Education.” Springer Soc
45:164-169. 2008. Web
Mills, Melissa. "PBS Survey Finds Teachers Are Embracing Digital Resources To Propel Student Warning ." PBS Press Release. 04 FEB 2013: n. page. Web. 3 Jul. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2013/teacher-tech-survey/>.

National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment, National Research Council.. (1995). National Science Education Standards, First Printing. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. Retrieved April 4, 2001, from http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=4962

Remember the Scientific method?!

Here's WHY!
What Are 21st Century Skills?
Do We
Get Them There?
1. Inquiry Based Learning
2. Innovative Technology
“Technology can play a powerful role in enhancing student and teacher motivation to do projects and in helping students implement projects.”

The End
"It's never enough to just tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience it a way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouring knowledge into people's heads, you need to help them grind anew set of eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way."

-John Seely Brown

Example: Vandalia-Butler City Schools
What is Inquiry?
Inquiry vs. Traditional Classroom
Inquiry....Beyond the 7 letters
“scientific inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence derived from their work (Anderson 2002).”
Focus on learning moves from the teacher to student driven questioning; students learn from what they do, not what is done do them
Teacher's role shifts from a lecturer to a FACILITATOR
Emphasis is placed on comprehensive learning, students must be able to communicate their findings to peers, educators, and the larger scientific community!

teaches students to become
CITIZENS, creating questions
on a quest to gain never-ending
The 5 E's In-Depth
Why it works!
The teacher is able to guide students to make relevant conclusions based on their own questions
Students raise their own questions which allow teachers to gauge where they are at in terms of their learning
Students collaborate to make conclusions
The instructor is able to reinforce ideas, concepts, skills or terms that the class is struggling with
Students must be able to clearly relay conclusions
Students can then practice what they have learned and repeat the process
The whole time teachers are facilitating learning!!
PB&J? more like PBL!
Problem-Based-Learning shifts the focus of instruction from short teacher-lead lessons, to more long-term student-centered activities that have ties with real-world applications (Stearns et al. 2010).
Integrates the 5-E's by posing a grander semester long question that can be related to a real-world problem. Knowledge that is acquired throughout the semester will be used as evidence for solving the problem.
Students in PBL classrooms have greater interdisciplinary skills
Students in PBL classrooms have a greater interest in content matter because of real-world applications
Students in PBL classroom have a greater love for SCIENCE
May open the door for more students to select science careers!
Examples of PBL
Create a public service announcement about why farms in your town should stop using pesticides. Cite negative effects to humans and the plant community
Create a case-study of an individual with any of the genetic diseases we have studied this semester. Explain what the disease does to individual body systems
There was a chemical spill in the local chemical dispenser. Write a plan explaining the protocol and tools you would use to safely clean and dispose of the chemicals.
Write a lab using any materials that integrates at least 3 lab-techniques we have learned this semester that could be used to dissect fish from the contaminated pond on State Street.

*Each of these examples challenges students to apply what they have just learned to create solutions to real-world problems, keeping them engaged & interested!!!!*
5 E's
setting up an atmosphere where students can openly question and engage in problems with peers
students construct their understandings from experiences
inquiry is about the process, not always just about obtaining a correct answer
students seek solutions and raise further questions
set times/plots
allow student discussion
does most of the talking
freedom to choose
multiple modalities
empty vessels
single modality
teacher as resource
performance evaluated
take notes
sit & listen
A presentation by... Megan DeBlieck, Krystyne Kennedy, & Kelly Palmer
According to the National Academy Of Sciences , through the inquiry process students learn to:
Use evidence to describe explain, and predict
Connect evidence to knowledge
Share findings
43% of teachers surveyed use the internet for images, videos, and articles.
90% of teachers have access to at least one computer or laptop in their classroom.
71% of teachers surveyed believe that the use of educational applications as the most beneficial for teaching, followed by web pages, and e-books.
69% of teachers surveyed believe that educational technology allows them to "do much more than ever before" for their students.

Where have we seen Inquiry in the Past?
During the era of progressive education there was...
an emphasis on LEARNING BY DOING
attention placed on PROBLEM SOLVING and CRITICAL THINKING skills
COLLABORATIVE and COOPERATIVE learning environments
INTEGRATION of school and community
LIFE-LONG learning
John Dewey
philosopher and educational reformer
The Laboratory School was initiated by Dewey in order to carry out what he believed should be the image of education in America. There, subject-matter was analyzed, methods of student learning and teachers' practices were constructed, and students gained insight through experiences
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