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

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-ASSESSMENT

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ABC of INQUIRY - Assessment

ABC of inquiry – Assessment ABC of inquiry-Assessment: Sylivia Earle, marine biologist and explorer, offers up words that help us see the role assessing the present has in creating a future we want. “Humans are the only creatures with the ability to dive deep in the sea, fly high in the sky, send instant messages around the globe, reflect on the … Read More

ABC of inquiry – APPLICATION

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ABC of inquiry - Application

ABC of inquiry – Application ABC of inquiry-Application: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”these words by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe invite to reflect on the real reason learners enter our classrooms. We have been trusted not just to help students gain knowledge and skills but own them in such a way that they … Read More

ABC of inquiry – AGENCY

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ABC of Inquiry -Agency

ABC of inquiry – AGENCY ABC of inquiry – AGENCY: “Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams”.   Nita Ambabi’s words remind us that by supporting students to have and develop agency we are setting … Read More

ABC of inquiry – ADAPTIVE THINKING

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ABC of Inquiry -Adaptive Thinking

ABC of inquiry – ADAPTIVE THINKING ABC of inquiry – ADAPTIVE THINKING: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” Einstein reminds us that learning not about recall and restating facts, it is about being able to use ideas to adapt and make changes that connect to problems and possibilities in the world beyond the class boundaries. ADAPTIVE THINKING: Survival … Read More

ABC of inquiry -ACTIVE

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ABC of Inquiry -Active

ABC of inquiry -ACTIVE ABC of inquiry -ACTIVE: “I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind stays active”  Jane Goodall. Active learning involves the learner having to do something, not just receive information and recall it. Active learning involves being able to make mistakes, see relevance, set ideas, reflect on understandings, argue and debate. ACTIVE: Lets get … Read More

ABC of Inquiry – ACTION

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ABC of Inquiry -Action

ABC of Inquiry – ACTION ABC of Inquiry – ACTION. Teaching and learning have a unique vocabulary, a shared language of understanding. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of the ideas and practices that sit behind the language of learning. Welcome to the the ABC of Inquiry, a dictionary of ideas for teachers, parents and learners. ACTION: … Read More