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

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 – 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