ABC of INQUIRY – HOMOGENOUS GROUPING

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ABC of INQUIRY – HOMOGENOUS GROUPING

ABC of INQUIRY – HOMOGENOUS GROUPING ABC of INQUIRY – HOMOGENOUS GROUPING  ‘I looked at the horses and wondered how long it would be before they would be swept away and replaced with a McDonalds or television. And whether the Indian genius was strong enough to resist the homogenising and stupefying principle which has come to dominate the modern world, … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – HETEROGENEOUS GROUPING

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ABC of INQUIRY Heterogeneous Grouping

ABC of INQUIRY – HETEROGENEOUS GROUPING ABC of INQUIRY – HETEROGENOUS GROUPING  Gillies (2008) concluded that students within heterogeneous cooperative learning groups demonstrated more cooperative and on task behaviour compared to the control group, which was an unstructured learning group.   HETEROGENEOUS: Mix it up… Heterogeneous grouping is based on forming groups around diversity and difference. It is most often … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – GROUPING

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ABC of INQUIRY GROUPING

ABC of INQUIRY – GROUPING ABC of INQUIRY – GROUPING  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”   Margaret Mead   GROUPING: Let’s get together… There are many forms of grouping in learning engagements and many purposes for grouping learners. Traditionally the teacher was in charge … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – FRAMEWORKS

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ABC of INQUIRY Framework

ABC of INQUIRY – FRAMEWORKS ABC of INQUIRY – FRAMEWORKS “A conceptual framework is a ‘frame that works’ to put those concepts into practice” Paul Hughes FRAMEWORK: A supporting structure… A framework is a supporting structure that helps guide or underpin choices, processes, strategies and understandings in the learning process.  In order to provide a framework, the teacher or mentor has to … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – FEEDBACK

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ABC of INQUIRY Feedback

ABC of INQUIRY – FEEDBACK ABC of INQUIRY – FEEDBACK  “It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end” Ursula Le Guin FEEDBACK: The giving and receiving of ideas that bring about change Ursula Le Guin talks of journey and feedback is what helps learners continue their journey making new, … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – EXPERT

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ABC of INQUIRY EXPERT

ABC of INQUIRY – EXPERT ABC of INQUIRY EXPERT “We know what we think; we think we know what we do; but do we know what we do does?”M. Foucault EXPERT: To be or to know… Looking at the idea of expert might usefully be done using BCW’s DIG model   D -Describe what you see: Academic qualifications, awards, published … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – ESSENTIAL AGREEMENT

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ABC of INQUIRY ESSENTIAL AGREEMENT

ABC of INQUIRY – ESSENTIAL AGREEMENT “To Foucault, language is an instrument of power, and people have power in a society in direct proportion to their ability to participate in the various discourses that shape that society.”Freedman and Combs ESSENTIAL AGREEMENTS: Co-constructing a constitution… Essential agreements are like collaboratively constructed learning community constitutions. They can be a tool based in … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – ENGAGEMENT

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ABC of INQUIRY Engagement

ABC of INQUIRY – ENGAGEMENT ABC of INQUIRY – ENGAGEMENT  “I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a fire … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – DEDUCTIVE TEACHING

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ABC OF INQUIRY DEDUCTIVE TEACHING

ABC of INQUIRY – DEDUCTIVE TEACHING ABC of INQUIRY – DEDUCTIVE TEACHING “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson DEDUCTIVE TEACHING: Follow the leader… Deductive teaching involves the teacher being positioned as the expert, the leader, the centre of the learning. Ideas, information or rules are delivered to … Read More