ABC OF INQUIRY – MINDSET

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Mindset

ABC OF INQUIRY – MINDSET ABC OF INQUIRY – MINDSET  “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.“ SirJohn Lubbock MINDSET: Is there more to consider? Carol Dweck’s work … Read More

IB Learner Profile- Does it support a constructivist approach to learning?

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Learners Constructing Meaning. Learner Profile

IB Learner Profile- Does it support a constructivist approach to learning? LEARNER PROFILE – MISSED CONNECTIONS I have started formal study after a long break. It has been both challenging and interesting to become a ‘student’ again. I have discovered that as a learner I like to dive down rabbit holes of ideas and topics that interest me, and re-learning that formal … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY – MAVERICK

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ABC OF INQUIRY Maverick

ABC OF INQUIRY – MAVERICK ABC OF INQUIRY – MAVERICK  “When people tell me that I must get my maverick gene from my father, they are only half right. My father and I both have inherited our rebellious personalities from Nana. She has always lived her life on her own terms, something that was once considered quite scandalous, given the times … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY – LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING

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ABC OF INQUIRY – LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING

ABC OF INQUIRY – LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING ABC OF INQUIRY – LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING  “He (she*) who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying”. Friedrich Nietzsche (* “She/they” added to quote to acknowledge and recognise the many ways and identity claims connected to gender) … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY – LEARNER

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ABC OF INQUIRY – LEARNER ABC OF INQUIRY – LEARNER “I think therefore I am” Descartes LEARNER:  I am here to wonder, explore and act A learner as defined by the Merriam- Webster dictionary as ‘a person who is trying to gain knowledge or skill in something by studying, practicing, or being taught’ When one looks carefully at this definition, it can … Read More

New Year Inquiry Musings…

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New Year Inquiry musings

New Year Musings… Welcome back to the new school year. Over the holidays, post Christmas, we have been talking with lots of teachers to better understand the pressures, apprehensions and constraints that teachers face every working day about large and small decisions as well as all the bits in-between. One constant request is to make searching for inquiry-based learning resources … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY – LANGUAGE OF LEARNING

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LANGUAGE OF LEARNING

ABC OF INQUIRY – LANGUAGE OF LEARNING ABC OF INQUIRY – LANGUAGE OF LEARNING  “The question of language has become the most important questions confronting us. ‘The whole curiosity of our thought now resides in the question. What is language, how can we find a way round it in order to make it appear in itself, in all its plenitude?’ … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY – KNOWLEDGE

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Knowledge

ABC OF INQUIRY – KNOWLEDGE ABC OF INQUIRY – KNOWLEDGE  ‘We [need to] challenge the concept of static knowledge, replacing it with developing or evolving knowledges that tolerate an ongoing relationship to, and exploration of, what is known and what is not known.’  The Heart’s Narrative: Johnella Bird. KNOWLEDGE: The story of the Known Knowledge is a fascinating idea that could … Read More

ABC OF INQUIRY- JUGGLING

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JUGGLING

ABC OF INQUIRY- JUGGLING ABC OF INQUIRY- JUGGLING  “Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth.”   Vincent D’Onofrio   JUGGLING:  So many balls in the air… Juggling is the finely tuned activity many teachers engage with everyday. Conflicting … Read More

ABC of INQUIRY – JIGSAW RESEARCH

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Jigsaw research

ABC of INQUIRY – JIGSAW RESEARCH ABC of INQUIRY – JIGSAW RESEARCH ” “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France JIGSAW RESEARCH:  Putting the pieces together… Jigsaw research is a great way to enable learners to explore complex topics and … Read More