Early in my journey, I found this blog entry (by a credible leader and lecturer in inquiry learning) useful as it helped to organize my fragmented knowledge and experience of inquiry learning. It gave me a concise summary of the inquiry process and linked many of the associated terms and frameworks. A table also showed the similarities between 4 information models but explained why they need to be combined with questioning frameworks and action research to become inquiry models.

What is inquiry learning?

In this post I present my analysis of the Australian Curriculum Inquiry skills and information literacy are embedded in the Australian Curriculum in the subject areas Science, History, Geogra.

This website contains links to 'Online Research Models' across a range of subjects and levels for students to access. These  learner-centered digital research lessons are designed to guide students through a structured inquiry process (based on Kuhlthau, Maniotes & Caspari's Guided Inquiry and Information Search Process models). Although American, many of the inquiry questions are universal; I found I could easily adapt the questions and ideas to help implement inquiry learning in my…

This website contains links to 'Online Research Models' across a range of subjects and levels for students to access. These learner-centered digital research lessons are designed to guide students through a structured inquiry process (based on Kuhlthau, Maniotes & Caspari's Guided Inquiry and Information Search Process models). Although American, many of the inquiry questions are universal; I found I could easily adapt the questions and ideas to help implement inquiry learning in my…

The author of this article (Heather Brown) is an American English teacher who has documented her journey into inquiry learning, by sharing her challenges, successes and reflections. The article helped me to conceptualise how inquiry learning can be applied in an English classroom - by using literary text analysis to create a real context, purpose and audience for students to engage with. It provides practical ways for teachers to support and motivate students throughout the inquiry process.

Developing character in fiction writing. Place that character in multiple settings and imagine how he/she would respond. Page 44 of The English Journal, Vol.

In this post, Kath Murdoch explains the importance of teachers consciously focusing on open inquiry questions rather than themes. Students should be encouraged to ‘think more deeply’ in order to make meaning of worthwhile concepts. It answered my inquiry question about how to plan for inquiry in my classroom. It presents some practical steps to follow in order to establish an engaging inquiry, to make thinking explicit and to encourage reflection, to maximise student learning.

In this post, Kath Murdoch explains the importance of teachers consciously focusing on open inquiry questions rather than themes. Students should be encouraged to ‘think more deeply’ in order to make meaning of worthwhile concepts. It answered my inquiry question about how to plan for inquiry in my classroom. It presents some practical steps to follow in order to establish an engaging inquiry, to make thinking explicit and to encourage reflection, to maximise student learning.

These visual research guides are developmental in nature and tailored to different sectors within the school. They helped me to scaffold the inquiry process in my head and for use in my own classroom. The guides follow the 'Guided Inquiry' model and 'Information Search Process' of Kuhlthau, Mariotes and Caspari and are supported with links to specific strategies to develop student skills. For example, in the 'explore' stage, students 'generate questions' so they are linked to KWL charts.

These visual research guides are developmental in nature and tailored to different sectors within the school. They helped me to scaffold the inquiry process in my head and for use in my own classroom. The guides follow the 'Guided Inquiry' model and 'Information Search Process' of Kuhlthau, Mariotes and Caspari and are supported with links to specific strategies to develop student skills. For example, in the 'explore' stage, students 'generate questions' so they are linked to KWL charts.

This is an interesting article about using inquiry learning in my subject area of English. It presents spelling as a crucial skill that needs to be contextualized for students and developed through a linguistic guided-inquiry framework. The framework is grounded in spelling theory, is linked to the Australian Curriculum and provides a practical, easy to use overview of guided questions students can ask themselves in order to improve their linguistic knowledge and therefore spelling…

Literacy Learning: The Middle Years - Helping students become linguistic inquirers: A focus on spelling (Humanities & Social Sciences Collection)

This book is written by three of the leading experts in inquiry learning. It is a comprehensive collection of information about inquiry, the theory and establishing an inquiry environment, information literacy, curriculum, and assessment with a 21st century focus. This link allows you to peruse many pages from the book, demonstrating its value as an overall resource in this area.

Guided Inquiry: Learning in the Century is the original textbook presenting Kuhlthau's Guided Inquiry model incorporating the Information Search Process (ISP).

This site is designed to be a space for teachers to share their own resources and ideas. A quick search revealed a multitude of resources for inquiry learning, across a range of year levels, curriculum areas and countries. Some of the resources are free to fellow teachers; others can be purchased for a small fee. As they have been used by teachers in the classroom, the resources have been refined and can be adapted to my own classroom context.

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